Searched: oh god, too much to count. Pretty much every variation of "Battle of Britain dead" "dead pilots battle of britain" "shipping bodies home" "recovered bodies battle of Britain" etc. Also went through the 1940s, British history, British military, funerals, and WWII tags on here.
I have a character whose son is stationed at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain. She sends him letters, and stuff like hand-knit socks for his birthday.
Related: if he writes her letters, how long would it take her to get them?
Edit: Alright, so this part sounds straightforward enough, since all I needed was a guesstimate! Thank you!
I have a boy who's a Flying Officer in the RAF (he's 21 and a graduate of Cranwell), in 11 Group
And Question Three (which kind of goes along with question two):
Edit: Mkay, so that would be a telegram, not the post, and a recognized harbinger of bad news, at that. I think I've got that part worked out now.
Sorry to be such a bother! Thank you for all the help!
Edit: So I've gotten a lot of helpful input (and I feel like an idiot now, but sometimes you just have to ask a stupid question or two), but I still have one question I say that, and then it's more like two or three. How would my pilot boy's personal effects be returned home? (Not just the ones he had on his person in the crash, since that wouldn't be much at all.) Would someone bring them to his family, or would they be mailed? About how long after the telegram/letter from pilot boy's CO would that be?