Escape and evasion warning against giving information document

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Title

Escape and evasion warning against giving information document
I.S.9. (W.E.A)

Description

Fragments of document Intelligence School 9 entitled ‘Warning against giving Information about your escape or how you evaded capture’ Gives rules about safeguarding information. Signed by F/O CR Godfrey 146099 635 Squadron. Dated 2 September 1944. On the reverse covers what can be said by evaders and escapers of Army, Navy and Air Force. Also signed on reverse.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-02

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Two sided printed document

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Identifier

PGodfreyCR1524, PGodfreyCR1525

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Transcription

I.S.9. (W.E.A)
WARNING AGAINST GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ESCAPE OR HOW YOU EVADED CAPTURE

This applies to Members of all Services and continues even after discharge therefrom.
1. It is the duty of all persons to safeguard information which might, either directly or indirectly, be useful to the enemy.
2. The Defence Regulations make it an offence, punishable with imprisonment, to publish or to communicate to any unauthorised person any information or anything which purports to be information on any matter which would or might be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy.
3. This document is brought to your personal notice so that you may clearly understand information about your escape or how you evaded capture is information which would be useful to the enemy, and that therefore to communicate any information about your escape or how you evaded capture is an offence under Defence Regulations.
4. You must not disclose the name of those who helped you, the method or methods by which you escaped, the route you followed or how you reached this country, nor must you even give information of such a general nature as the names of the countries through which you travelled. All such information may be of assistance to the enemy and a anger to your friends. [underlined] Be specially on your guard with persons who may be newspaper representatives. [/underlined]
5. Publishing or communicating information included:-
(a) Publication of accounts of your experiences in books, newspaper or periodicals (including Regimental Journals), wireless broadcast or lectures:
And
(b) Giving information to friends and acquaintances either male female, in private letters, in casual conversations or discussions, even if these friends or acquaintances are in H.M.’s or Allied Forces and however “safe” you may consider them to be.
6. F.O(557-44) A.C.I (1896-43) A.M.C.O. A89-44 prohibit lecturing by escapers or evaders to any unit without prior permission of the Admiralty, War Office, Air Ministry.

TO BE COMPLETED IN THE PERSONS OWN HANDWRITING.
I have read this document and understand that if I disclose Information about my escape, evasion of capture I am liable to disciplinary action.
Signed C R Godfrey Date 2/9/44
Full Name (Block Letters) Godfrey Charles Randall
Rank and Number 146099 F/O
Unit 635 SQDN * Group BC
Witnessed by [Signature}

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WHAT YOU MAY SAY
By signing the attached document you have undertaken to maintain a strict secrecy about your experiences. It is realised, however, that your family and friends are certain to ask you questions. [underlined]Below you will find suggestions for the best way of answering them:- [/underlined]
ROYAL NAVY.
(In similar term to those for the Army and R.A.F., altered to suit particular circustances.)
ARMY (Escapers).
I was captured by the Germans (Italians) and sent to a prison camp in Germany (Italy). I managed to escape and get back to this country, but I cannot tell you how I did that without spoiling the chances of other who are trying to get away. [underlined]I am sure you will understand that I cannot tell you anything till after the war, and I have orders not to say more than I have already told you. [/underlined]
or
ARMY (Evaders).
I managed to evade capture and get back to this country. As many others are trying to do the same, you will understand I cannot tell you anything till after the war. In any case, I have orders not to say more than I have already told you.

R.A.F (Escapers).
I was shot down by flak during a bombing raid. I baled out, and was captured and sent to Germany. I managed to escape from a prison camp and get back to this country. As many other are trying to do the same, you will understand it is not possible for me to tell you anything till the war is over. In any case, I have orders not to say more than I have already told you.
or
R.A.F. (Evaders).
I was shot down by flak and baled out. I managed to evade capture and get back to this country. As many others are trying to do the same, you will understand it is not possible for me to tell you anything till after the war. In any case I have orders not to say more than I have already told you.

Full Name (Block letters) GODFREY. CHARLES RANDALL
Rank and Number 146099 Signed CR Godfrey
Unit 635 SQDN
Date 2/9/44
Witnessed by [Signature]

Citation

Great Britain. War Office and Great Britain. War Office. Directorate of Military Intelligence, “Escape and evasion warning against giving information document,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8017.

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