Letter 9

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Royal Air Force

Ref 35S/C.68/114/PI
15 October 1943

Dear Mrs Powell

I have the greatest pleasure in being able to confirm the cable you will have received stating the glad news that your son has been reported safe, though a prisoner of war, in Germany. This information was received from the International Red Cross Committee quoting a German source. Please accept from the whole of the Squadron our heartfelt congratulations on your son’s survival. We share with you the feeling of relief that this news brings after so long a period of anxiety. I can assure you that our aircrews receive good treatment in the German prison camps and there is no cause for any worry on that account.

Yours sincerely,

(DFEC Dean}
Wing Commander
RAF Graveley

Mrs H F J Powell
PO Box 600
Dar es Salaam
Tanganyika Territory
East Africa

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