Thank you for publishing my letter (June 24, 2004) regarding Sgt William Thomas Joseph Southey, of RAF Waddington, who was killed in action in 1940.

Afterwards, as time went on, I didn't expect to receive a reply but, about a month ago, Southey's son contacted me, having seen the entry on The Argus Letters page. Don't ask me how he saw it, as it only came to light six weeks ago.

His son was only seven months old when his father was killed but we had an hour-long chat on the phone and we exchanged some useful information.

Thank you for your help - it was much appreciated.

-Lester Hugh Stenner, Weston-super-Mare