An unexpected surprise has just arrived in my email – a letter written by Gordon Gunter, Flight Engineer in Eric Meharry’s crew to his Rear Gunner, Ron Birch. Many thanks to Martyn for passing this wonderful memento on – and within it lies a tantalising detail, that as Martyn notes, even by an incredibly long shot, might just lead us to the relatives, perhaps, of Lawrence Wilson, A/B with the crew.
Gordon’s letter was sent from him after the crew had left Mepal and split up. Dated 23rd January (1946 I assume) and was sent from the Sergeants Mess, RAF 352 Maintenance Unit, 12 miles from Allahbad, North East India. I’ll say no more as to the text of the letter, other than that it seems to certainly have been written in a past time and in that respect I politely warn any reader in advance of what might not be termed ‘politically correct’ terminology within the letter.