Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Letter from LAC T. A. Ford to his family. He writes that he has passed his training; recommended for single engine aircraft; has been put on Jankers (punishment for wrong-doing) so won’t be able to attend the flight dinner; going on a two week leave to Winnipeg and thanks them for their birthday cards.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-12-21

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFord[Fam]421221

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MR & MRS A.G. FORD.
26 CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND.
885156
1585220 LAC FORD T.A.
A2 Flight, OT Course
35 E.F.T.S.
Neepawa
Man
CANADA
Date: 21.12.42
Dear All,
I didn’t write before, as I wanted to find out if I’d passed. I have, thank goodness, but we’ve been in a bit of a panic as several chaps have been chucked off, & I wasn’t too [deleted] sh [/deleted] sure.
We are having the flight dinner to-night, but I can’t go, unfortunately as I am on Jankers again for not turning up on a parade. Rather a poor show.
I’ve had rather a poor week as I had to be before the Chief Flying Instructor for having a dog-fight with an instructor’s plane. However I got off O.K.
I have been recommended for single-engine planes although this doesn’t necessarily mean I shall go on them.
Thank you very much for the nice birthday telegram. It arrived just before my birthday. I’ve had quite a few Christmas cards. Did you get mine?
I’m writing an airgraph as we have heard there is practically no Airmail now. This probably explains why my letters have taken so long to arrive.
I am going on a fortnight’s leave to-morrow, & I’m going to Winnipeg, as we are not allowed to go to the [missing word] and as we don’t get a railway warrant, I can’t afford to go anywhere further afield.
If I go on singles I have a chance of going to one of three stations, of which one is Weyburn. In any case they are all fairly near there so I should see Don.
That’s all the news for now.
Love to all
Terry

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24270.

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