Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Letter from Terry Ford to his parents letting them know that he has been classified as a u/t pilot, and the new intake has arrived.

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Date

1942-08-25

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Two handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-M420825-0001,
EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-M420825-0002

Transcription

RAF Crest
1585520 L A C Ford T A
Hut 21 “A” Flight
2 Squadron RAF
Heaton Park
Manchester
Tuesday 25-8-42.
Dear Mum, Dad & Moira
Classified at last & continuing training as PILOT. Whoopee !!!. I could hardly believe my ears. They read out all air-bombers navigators & Navigator bombers first & then Pilots. Every name I thought would be mine under Air bomber, but it wasn’t. About 50% of the chaps are u/t Pilots.
The C.O. gave us a few stirring words(?) & then we were dismissed.
The new intake has arrived to-day & Matt Wilkinson
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& Pete De Guecen etc, are with them. All of the old “B” Flight at Stratford are here & most of them have passed as pilots. Good show!
There is a definately [sic] good chance that I shall get home this weekend, but dont [sic] bank on it. If I get it I shall just arrive on Friday evening as we shan’t know until dinner time.
I shall now be able to increase your allowance now Mum as I shall continue to get flying pay now.
Cheerioh [sic]
Love
Terry

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23886.

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