Letter to Terry Ford from Uncle Reg



Letter to Terry Ford from Uncle Reg


He wishes Terry Ford the best of luck on joining the RAF, talks about Roy Archibald's passing out parade, firing off pistol ammunition that was no longer required and a football match.



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“The Berkeley Hotel”
Llandrindod Wells.
[underlined] 9/3/42 [/underlined]
Dear Terry,
I understand from Auntie Connie that you are shortly leaving to join the Air Force. I have no doubt that you will get on well& trust your training will be carried out at a good station. I wish you the very best of luck in your venture, & may your career be ‘plane’ sailing.
I have met Roy Archibald on several occasions recently & hope to see the passing out parade on Wednesday. He is glad of course that his O.C.T.U course is finished & he will be home on leave on Thursday. I have promised to have “one for the road” with him on Wednesday night. It is the pass out dance to-night & I expect the cadets will make “whoopee”. It has been

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terribly cold here, but it is much milder now, although I went for a cycle ride yesterday & encountered plenty of ice & snow up in the hills.
We had great fun on Saturday playing cowboys, two of us fired about a thousand rounds of ‘.45’ pistol ammunition. .45 is being called in, so the Officer told us to dispose of our stock, which we did by firing with a revolver in each hand.
The soccer team are playing at Ludlow on Saturday, it is warship week there & the match should be a good one. I hope to go with them, it will be a change.
Trust you are all keeping fit.
Once more – All the best,
Uncle Reg.




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