Letter from Terry Ford to his parents

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents

Description

Terry writes about his arrival at Dalcross (RAF Inverness). He is very impressed with the accommodation and food.

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Date

1943-10-05

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Two handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EFordTAFord[Fam]431005-0002

Transcription

Officers Mess
RAF Station,
Dalcross,
Inverness.
5-10-43.

Dear Folks

I just thought I’d drop a line to let you know how I’m getting on.

This is a wizard station so far. It is situated with the Highlands on one side & Solway Firth on the other & the scenery therefore is grand.

There is apparently always a half gale blowing & its [inserted] nearly [/inserted] always raining, but this doesn’t matter much as we are very comfortable. Only two in a room, with a fire to each room & things very comfortable. The mess is also wizard. The lounge has a huge old fashioned hearth stretching right across the room, with huge pine logs burning in it.

We arrived in the middle of the afternoon, &

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they rustled up a meal of ham, pickles, cheese, & lettuce for us. For dinner we had fresh salmon just caught in the firth, & peas, so it looks as though things are fine as regards grub. There are billiard tables & darts etc in the mess.

[deleted] This [/deleted] I played a game of snooker, which was interupted [sic] by a squadron leader catching a mouse & putting it on the billiard table & watching it dive into the pockets.

Three friends of mine are here. They were on the height test with me.

There are not many of us on the course so we should get bags of hours in.

Much love

Terry

P.S. Compared with Calveley this is [underlined] heaven! [/underlined]

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Citation

Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23819.

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