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TITLE
Secret Letter regarding Action against Parachutist
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_19
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
28 August 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6036
KEYWORDS
homeguard
parachutist
r.a.f.
mistaken identity
Secret Letter regarding Action against Parachutist

Letter from Lieut. Colonel General Staff, 51st Division.

The letter quotes a report by a British Pilot Officer who made a parachute descent on to home soil with an injured leg. The report makes the comments that not all men landing by parachute may be enemy soldiers. They may be British or allied pilots who have a foreign accent or who may not even speak English, but this does not necessarily mean that they are hostile.

The letter then quotes from the C.R.H.F. on confirming the identity of parachutists. It includes instructions both for the troops and for the R.A.F. personnel who may land by parachute on home soil.

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Secret Letter regarding Action against Parachutist

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; parachutist; r.a.f.; mistaken identity

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Letter from Lieut. Colonel General Staff, 51st Division.<br /> <br /> The letter quotes a report by a British Pilot Officer who made a parachute descent on to home soil with an injured leg. The report makes the comments that not all men landing by parachute may be enemy soldiers. They may be British or allied pilots who have a foreign accent or who may not even speak English, but this does not necessarily mean that they are hostile. <br /> <br /> The letter then quotes from the C.R.H.F. on confirming the identity of parachutists. It includes instructions both for the troops and for the R.A.F. personnel who may land by parachute on home soil.