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  • Temporal Coverage is exactly "1943-08-25"

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Number 64-121. Reports her letter with photograph arrived. Tells her not to worry about a house but suggest she stays with her parents until his liberation. Details scheme for numbering and dates for sending letters so she will know if any missing.

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Reported missing from recent operations, Hedley Robert Madgett DFM.

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

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Sorry to hear bad news about Hedley. Bad luck coming down on his last operation. Talks of joining the Royal Air Force. Catches up with news of leave and friends. Mentions that German radio had reported Lincoln was flattened but he had heard nothing.…

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Writes he read news in Telegraph and offers sympathy. Notes that there had been similar examples of such news at the office but then they had good news. Relates other news and hopes for the best.

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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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