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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-18"

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From Bob Grimwade thanks him for letter and sorry for news it contained. Doubly tough as Hedley had nearly completed his tour. Good chance he bailed out.

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From Leslie Kant offering his and his wife's condolence. Writes that Hedley was one of the nicest and brightest of his staff. He had no idea he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and had taken a commission. Writes he had received news that…

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From Borothy Mitchell. Offers sympathy on hearing news of Hedley missing.

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

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

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From the Adjutant of local Air Training Corps Squadron (No 1227 Squadron Chistlehurst and Sidcup). Reported missing in local paper. Noting that Hedley was one of their first of their cadets to enter the Royal Air Force and had welcomed him on return…

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From George Harker & Co Ltd with deepest regret on hearing news that Hedley is missing. All members of staff send sympathy. Hedley was one of the most popular and promising member of staff.

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Have read news that Hedley is missing and hope he is safe. Offers sympathy over their anxiety.

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Letter from manager of local branch of Westminster Bank offering sympathy over news that his son is missing.

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Expresses sympathy in anxious time. Writes she was brave to attend meeting.

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Letter offering sympathy over news that Hedley is missing.

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

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From Minnie Flood expressing sympathy and hoping they will soon have more reassuring news.

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From Jean Trinick noting that she had read Hedley was missing from newspaper and offering sympathy.

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Just hear news that Hedley is missing. Sympathy over anxiety. Notes Hedley had just been awarded DFM.

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From W Coates says prayers being offered and hoping that Hedley Madgett has survived.

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From W C Green assuming no further news of Hedley. Catches up with news of his own family matters, his health and repairs to house after 2000 lb bomb dropped nearby in October. Notes 300 houses in Hayes were damaged but no deaths. Commiserates over…

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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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From Bob Grimwade thanking for letter and while no definite news there is always hope. Hopes to get over to see them in near future.

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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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Air Council expresses regret that Pilot Officer Hedley Robert Madgett is missing as a result of air operations on night 17/18 August 1943. Lancaster aircraft failed to return. Does not mean he is killed, wounded and if a prisoner, should be able to…

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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 War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem. Writes that a body of a crew member of his son's aircraft (Pilot Officer Lewis) was recovered from shore and that this indicates that disaster to his aircraft…

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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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