Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Letter from Terry Ford to his family

Description

Terry Ford writes about being posted to Desford near Leicester with 33 of his colleagues. He has recently seen Hamlet and is going to see Macbeth before he starts his packing and cleaning.

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Date

1942-07-08

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Two handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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1585520 LAC Ford TA
“B” Flight, 3 Squadron
Shakespeare Hotel
Stratford–on –Avon
8–7–42
Dear Mum, Dad & Moira.
Just a line to let you know I have been posted at last. [deleted] We [/deleted] 34 of us are going to Destford [sic], nr Leicester for our Grounding school on Friday. It is very lucky because nearly all my pals except Matt are going.
I have just received the parcel. It was very welcome, as I don’t get paid till to–morrow. Quick work to get here so soon. The book is the correct one. I couldn’t think of the proper name. Also received Denis’ letter.
I didn’t know Roy Hussey was interested in a commission.
I have now lost my moustache as I had half of it shaved off in a rag last
[page break]
night. So did all the other chaps with moustaches.
Needless to say Matt doesn’t know the Samson’s of Tunbridge Wells. He doesn’t live here. I would be greatly obliged if you would refrain from digging up far removed relatives in the Leicester district, by the way. (Unless they really have got attractive daughters)
Well I will close now as I am going to see “Macbeth” & after that start packing & cleaning. I saw [deleted] “Macbeth” [/deleted] [inserted] Hamlet [/inserted] on Saturday while I was supposed to be on fire–picquet. I really was tremendous with George Hayes as “Hamlet” I didn’t think I could enjoy Hamlet so much,
Cheerioh
Love
Terry.
[underlined] P.S. [/underlined] I should get 7 days in 3 weeks time.
The planes we are flying are safest in the world.

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23880.

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