Mr. E.E.C. Richards,
848 Nootka Street,
Dear Mr. Richards:
It is with deep regret that, in view of the lapse of time and the absence of any further information concerning your son, Flight Sergeant Edward Gordon Coke Richards, since he was reported missing the Air Ministry Overseas now proposes to take action to presume his death for official purposes.
When presumption of death action has been completed, you will receive official notification by registered letter.
May I extend to you and the members of your family my sincere sympathy in this time of great anxiety.
R.C.A.F. Casualty Officer,
For Chief of the Air Staff.