Letter to RT Black's Wife from Group Captain Lloyd

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Title

Letter to RT Black's Wife from Group Captain Lloyd

Description

The writer expresses regret that her husband is missing in action.

Date

1939-12-24

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Spatial Coverage

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Format

One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

ELloydHPBlack[Mrs]391224

Transcription

Headquarters,
Bomber Command,
c/o G.P.O.
Slough Bucks.
24th December, 1939.

Dear Mrs Black,
I am very sorry indeed to hear that your husband is missing. It is sad. I am so sorry for you. May I offer you my deepest sympathy at this very sad and anxious time.

I was commanding your husbands Squadron until a few weeks ago and I knew him very well. He was a splendid man, and I hoped one day to see him as a pilot and he would have done that extremely well as he was full of courage. He was very popular and one of the best of our air-gunners; I would have gone [missing word/s] and would have felt safe with him anywhere behind me. He was also a first-class man on his aeroplane and we will find it so diificult [sic] to replace the likes of him.

It is very distressing , and it is so disrtessing [sic] to see my friends leavung [sic] the Squadron like this.

Yours very sincerely,
H.P.Lloyd
Group Captain.

Mrs R.T. Black
8, The Pightle,
Haverhill,
Suffolk.

Citation

Group Captain HP Lloyd, “Letter to RT Black's Wife from Group Captain Lloyd,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/41857.

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