Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Letter from Terry Ford to his family

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Terry Ford writes to his family about enjoying the course now that the weather has improved. By the end of the course he will be a qualified navigator and a pilot. He has received a letter from Uncle Claude inviting him to go to New York with him.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-05-26

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Three handwritten sheets

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[RAF Logo]
OFFICERS’ MESS
R.A.F. CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.
CANADA
P/O Ford T.A.
26–5–43
Dear Mum, Dad, Yvonne & Moira,
Just dropping a line & enclosing a letter to Mr & Mrs Chambers. It was rather difficult to write & rather short, but if you don’t think it would upset them, I’d like them to have it.
We’re getting super weather here now, & I’m really rather enjoying the course now. I’ve just come down from another trip as navigator, & coped pretty well. When we finish here, I shall be a qualified navigator as well as a pilot which makes me a bit of a gen man.
I can’t talk much about the course as its rather confidential so you won’t be able to have my
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usual flowing accounts of life on an RAF station. The weather here is grand now, & as we do P.T. some days I should get pretty fit. We had some lobster [deleted] et [/deleted] to–day. It was very nice. The island is famous for its sea–food. It doesn’t seem to have the same effect on me as it did on you Dad.
What do you think of this paper. Pretty posh, eh. I scrounged it from Pete Lamb.
I was surprised to receive a letter from Uncle Claude. He hasn’t seen me for ten years so I suppose [deleted] he [/deleted] I have changed a bit. He invites me to go to New York with him if I get some leave, & “let our hair down”. Sound pretty whizzo to me. I don’t know if I shall get any leave as I shall probably be coming home after this course, but I should certainly like to see the States first.
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Received Yvonne’s A.G. Ex farm–girl. Are you going to be a kennel maid now Fish. Seem to be quite a glamour girl now. Must be grown up for your fourteen years.
Incidentally the expenses here are pretty low so I should have plenty of acker at the end of the course.
I had some good games of table–tennis [deleted] from [/deleted] with a bloke in the mess. It’s the first games I’ve had for some–time.
I seem to have suddenly come to an end of the news so I will close.
Much love
Terry
P.S. Whats happening to Don.
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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 2, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23911.

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