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Bert Kitson with his parents outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his Distinguished Flying Medal. He is wearing a greatcoat and his parents are wearing winter coats. A crowd of people and the palace railings behind.

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Receipt for £8.00 for Cox & Kings (Agents) Limited.

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Writes that they had been advised by the air ministry not to try and contact two other members of her husband's crew in France to get information about her husband. Contract might jeopardize their position and chances to escape.

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Informs her that one member of his crew was a prisoner of war but asked that she make no effort to contact him. They were continuing to make enquiries about her husband.

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Confirms that a friend of her husband who she had enquired after had indeed been killed in action. In addition there was still no news of her husband,

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Writes they are sorry that there was no news of her husband. Other aircrew that she had enquired of were reported as killed in action and another as prisoner of war.

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From officer commanding 12 Squadron regretting that they could not give and information on her husbands chances of safety. Also unable to give any information on other crew members.

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Informs her that her Husband Sgt J Lamport Newton was missing as a result of air operations on 6 August 1941.

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Map showing air route from England to Aachen then escape route through Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar and back to Pembroke Dock and London. Top left - badge of Comète with aircraft in flames and star on blue background.

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Quotes from secretary to secretary of state for air thanking for letter and answers some matters raised.

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Thanks for letter and describes some of senders activities.

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Unknown sender and recipient. keeping in contact, mentions M.I.9 and other activities.

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States he had recently returned from Gibraltar and would be available for RAF duties after he had been debriefed by M.I.9(b). Directs his further actions and handling.

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From Pembroke Dock to London

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Reports that her husband was now back in this country.

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Top - telegram reporting that Jack was interned. Bottom - telegram informs that he husband was now at Gibraltar.

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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois and Flt Sgt Copely who are both at Stalag Luft 3. Sergeants Burrell, McLarnon and Porteous were at camps in Italy

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References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois, Sgt Copely both at Stalag Luft 3 and the other three at Camp de Chambaran, Istres France.

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Thanks him for letters and mentions that they keep up current affairs which seem to be getting worse. Glad that Newton got back to England. Catches up with other news.

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Cover consist of a number of headline cuttings. Inside contents include diary of functions, details about the society, notices, aims and history of the society, translations of Christmas cards received from helpers in Belgium, Denmark, France,…

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Photograph and account of Adree De Jongh going to Buckingham Palace to receive the George Medal. Helped 200 servicemen escape along the "Comet Line". On the reverse a list of her decorations.

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Writes of his investigation into Belgian people involved in trying to help his crew escape after they had crashed in Belgium. He gives names and locations of those involved and notes that many had been arrested by the Germans. Gives detailed…

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Gillie Street was born in Aglionby, Carlisle, and spent her early childhood in Tyneside before moving back to Cumberland aged eleven. Street recalls attending grammar school in Brampton and her first flying experience on a Barnstormer. Upon leaving…

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Form sympathy letter from Buckingham Palace to Mrs F Phillips following the death of her husband.

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Gives notice that her husbands grave will be moved from Venlo to the British Military Cemetery at Jonkersbosch, Nijmegen. Gives details of new graves.
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