Initial training and travelling to Canada

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Title

Initial training and travelling to Canada

Description

A newspaper cutting, annotated with the date Oct 8th 1950 reporting that S.S. Orbita had been scrapped.
A 'Wings' chocolate bar wrapper.
Two small photographs, one showing a large North American style steam locomotive, the other showing a number of people boarding a North American style train.

Date

1942-01
1942-03

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Language

Format

Two b/w photographs, chocolate bar wrapper and clipping on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PThompsonKG15010008

Transcription

3.30 Jan '42 My first flying - 7 hours Tiger Moth, Fairoaks, Woking. 30 Jan - 26 Feb '42 Manchester Holding Unit.Waiting for a boat to Canada. (In nice "slushy" snow). 26 Feb - 8 Mar '42 S.S. Orbita CPR Lines, a very rough crossing from Scotland to Halifax Nova Scotia. Moncton N.B, Depot, still freezing cold, everyone had skating rinks in back gardens. 11 - 15 March '42 Moncton to Calgary (De Winton EFTS) On same train for five days and nights. 'Wings' choc bars and packets of cigarettes were were given to us at Winnipeg where we stopped to top up with coal, water and food'.

Collection

Citation

“Initial training and travelling to Canada,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17059.

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