• Fi Millington-Pipe

Waiting part 1

Updated: Jan 11, 2019

Margot looked up to the moon. Today felt different, despite receiving the telegram only days before she couldn't help but believe that Arthur was still with her - watching over her.

Dear Mrs. Botham

May I be permitted to express my own and the squadrons sincere sympathy with you in the sad news concerning your husband Sergeant Arthur Botham.

The aircraft of which he was the entering enemy territory over France has disappeared. You may be aware that in quite a large percentage of cases aircrew reported missing are eventually reported prisoner of war, and I hope that this may give you some comfort in your anxiety.

Your husband's effects have been collected and will be forwarded to you in due course through the appropriate channels.

Once again please accept the deep sympathy of us all, and let us hope that we may soon have some good news of the safety of your husband.

Yours very sincerely, Donald Bridlington

It wasn't over - their lives were just beginning! She just knew he was looking at the same moon she was.

To be continued...

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Fiona Millington-Pipe is an East Midlands,Coalville based photographer offering family photoshoots on location and in a studio, product photography and business photography. My aim is to make you relaxed and capture the real you!


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