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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1940-09-24"

Small pieces of aircraft laid out on blue paper. Captioned 'Hampden Mk 1, L4049, Sqn Ldr Antony O Bridgman, RAF 83 Squadron/Scampton, Op: Berlin, Bethin, 24 Sept 1940'.

The letter commands Colin to attend a selection board at Padgate.

Ian's Grave in an Inverness cemetery. The inscription reads
"In Loving Memory of
Sergt Ian de S E Hay
Air Gunner Royal Air Force
Only Son of Squadron Leader
J V hay & Sydney Agnes Hay
Killed in Active Service 24th Sept 1940 Aged 19

The crash site of Sgt Ian Hay's Whitley P5006. The site is marked with an X on a copy of the Ordnance Survey map. The accompanying text is 'Ben Aigan Crash Coordinate NJ297492 Location Sandyhill Burn on slope of Ben Aigan (east of Rothes)'

Rhona Hay was a very young child during the war and lived with her mother while her father was away serving in the RAF. Her brother was also in the RAF and was killed during a training accident. She recalls the acceptance of the bombing and so on as…

Confirms information in previous telegram, information from American Consul in Tunis that son previously reported missing is interned and safe in Tunisia
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