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Autograph Letter Signed 'George' to 'My dear Babs', (Duke of Kent, 1902-1942, Son of George V, Uncle of Elizabeth II)
1942 - sending her "so much sympathy in your great sadness", he knows "what David's loss must mean to you - he was so young & brave & had done so well . a tragedy . a great loss to the Service as well as to his family", he remembers "the lunch party you were having the day he got his decoration . these memories can never be taken from you . words are of little comfort but the thoughts & sympathy of one's friends do sometimes help a little. With my love . yours affectionately", 2 sides 8vo, Coppins, Iver, Buckinghamshire, 23rd March shadow of narrow guard in left margin touching initial letters of lines without loss and still perfectly legible The Duke had trained for the Navy at Dartmouth and had transferred to the Air Force in April 1940. On 25th August 1942 he was killed when his plane crashed in Caithness, on his way to inspect RAF stations in Iceland.
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