Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Title

Letter from Terry Ford to his family

Description

Terry writes to his parents about his journey to his posting at RAF Dalcross.

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Date

1943-10-04

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Three handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EFordTAFord[Fam]431004-0002,
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Transcription

On the Train
Monday 4-10-43

Dear Folks

My future address is Officers Mess, RAF Station, Dalcross, Invernesshire, Scotland. It is about 10 miles East of Inverness & is, as you can see, just about as far north as a ‘drome could be. I feel almost as if I’m going abroad, as this will be entirely new country for me – should be rather interesting.

All four of us are together. We have to spend to-night in Perth. We charge expenses at the other end, so we don’t intend to go without. Have just had a 4/6d breakfast in an hotel in Crewe. Wasn’t worth it though.

I got to Temple Meads by five to twelve without any

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trouble. John Cox arrived O.K. as his father got some petrol from the Board as he said a taxi would use up more than he would.

Some diversion was caused by a little negro sailor who was so drunk he found the platform wasn’t wide enough for him & he fell off onto the lines twice. A policeman there didn’t seem at all interested. When the train came in he said to us that “There are [deleted] some [/deleted] probably some more, about 5[?] in fact, negro sailors lying on the lines somewhere & he went off to look for them with his lantern.

We had bags of room on the train & on getting to Crewe caught a train at 6.40 to Nantwich, & got a lift from there to the camp, where a very good breakfast awaited us.

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Bacon, fried eggs & tomatoes, a very pleasant surprise.

My cold is getting better. Practically everyone seems to have one.

All for now.
Much love
Terry

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Citation

Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23818.

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