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Account of action for which Hedley Madgett was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Citation states many successful operations including one to Oberhausen when some crew lost consciousness due to lack of oxygen but he completed operation…

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Announced missing from air operations: Pilot Officer Hedley Madgett DFM.

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Reported missing from recent operations, Hedley Robert Madgett DFM.

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Notice of award of Distinguished Flying Medal at the same time as reported missing. Some details of citation for medal.

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Received official notice that Sergeant (now Pilot Officer) Hedley Robert Madgett had been awarded Distinguished Flying Medal now reported missing.

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From J Stott expressing great sorrow over news that Hedley is missing.

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From S Stephenson at George Harker & Co Ltd thanking him for sending copies of letters from Red Cross.

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Expresses sympathy over son going missing and offering financial assistance in the event that it be required.

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From T J Robins of Robin's stores limited. Writes he noted in newspaper that Hedley was missing. He writes he has son in RAF as well and hopes they will get good news soon.

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From Dorothy Richlings writing she is sad over lack of news. Encourages them to not give up hope.

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Writes that Hedley's personal effects have been dispatched to them by passenger train. Requests they sent back receipt. Reminds them on rules if they dispose of any uniform which must go to known person entitled to wear it or be dealt with through…

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Writes that committee of adjustment has been held and enclosing an inventory of effects. Writes that monetary matters are not dealt with by that office but by Air Ministry accounts. They will be sending details of financial matters in due course.

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From officer detail to look after Hedley's property explaining the process and that a cheque book found has been forwarded to Air Ministry accounts, Worcester.

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From Isabel Q Pead offering sympathy on news of Hedley going missing. Hopes good news will come.

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From station commander at RAF Syerston stating that a receipt for his son's bicycle had now been received.

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Writes that Hedley's bicycle has still not arrived at Sidcup station.

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From station commander at RAF Syerston stating his son's bicycle has now been found and asking what they wish to happen to it.

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Writes about reasons for Hedley's award of Distinguished Flying Medal. Was not for specific event but gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his tour.

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From station commander at RAF Syerston stating that Hedley's bicycle has not been sent as it was still awaiting release by effects authorities.

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From Elizabeth Kirby reminiscing and offering condolence.

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Informs him that there has been no news and there is little hope but action to presume he has lost his life will not be taken until 6 months from the date that he was reported missing.

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From Maureen Bowerman offering sympathy. Writes she has known Hedley for several years.

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From D E Bailey expressing sympathy on hearing that Hedley had gone missing.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Acknowledges his letter of 17 December and assure him they will pass any news of their son or his crew without delay.

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From War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. They have no further information about his son. However an official German report has been received reporting that two further members of his crew (Pilot…
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