OUR FILE 1022-B-7126 (R.O.4)
OTTAWA, Canada, 28th October, 1944.
Mrs. C.W. Boon
10129 - 118th Street,
Dear Mrs. Boon:
I am directed to advise you that your son, William Daniel Boon, has been promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer Second Class with effect from November 1st, 1942.
This promotion follows a procedure adopted by the Royal Canadian Air Force, that all aircrew members of the service if recommended by their Commanding Officer should at the end of the required lapse of time from their last promotion be promoted to higher rank. This promotion procedure has been made retroactive in order to extend the same recognition to those who have unhappily lost their lives.
It is my sincere hope that you may find sustaining comfort in the knowledge that the qualities of your gallant son are thus recognized, and it is regretted that this information could not be passed to you at an earlier date but the delay in notifying you was unavoidable.
May I express to you and the members of your family my profound sympathy.
A [?] F/O
for (T.K. McDougall) G/C,
R.C.A.F. Records Officer,
for Chief of the Air Force,