Letter from the Air ministry to S Belton

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Title

Letter from the Air ministry to S Belton

Description

Letter from the Air ministry to S Belton confirming Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton is missing.

Date

1940-08-12

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

One typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

[underlined] ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE [/underlined]
[Postmark]
S. Belton Esq.,
Lodge Farm,
Foulness,
Southend-on-Sea.
AIR MINISTRY
[page break]
RECORD OFFICE,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
RUISLIP,
MIDDLESEX.

12th August 1940
Dear Sir,
In confirmation of my telegram of to-day’s date, I regret to inform you that your son, No. 581261 Sergeant Spencer Lewis Smith BELTON of No. 144 Squadron, Royal Air Force, is missing, the aircraft of which he was a member of the crew having failed to return to its base on the 10th of August 1940 after an operational flight.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded. I will communicate with you again immediately I have any further news and would be obliged if you, on your part, would write to me should you hear anything of your son.
In conveying this information to you, may I assure you of the sympathy of the Royal Air Force with you in your anxiety.
I am,
Dear Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

[signature]
For
Air Commodore,
Officer i/c Records,
Royal Air Force.

S. Belton Esq.,
Lodge Farm,
Foulness,
[underlined] Southend-on-Sea. [/underlined]

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter from the Air ministry to S Belton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/778.

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