HC Deb 23 April 1940 vol 360 c17
34. Major Milner

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any decision has yet been come to as to the form of expression of regret and appreciation to be sent to relatives of the forces killed on active service?

Mr. Stanley

In addition to the Departmental communication which is made to the next-of-kin, a Royal Message of Condolence is sent in cases of death by enemy action.

Major Milner

Should there not be some more formal expression or certificate such as was granted in the last war?

Mr. Stanley

That matter is under consideration.