Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Letter from Terry Ford to his family. He writes about correspondence he has received; about being congratulated on receiving his wings and commission; about family and friends; that he is enjoying his course and that he will be going on a 48 hour leave the following weekend.

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1943-06-13

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One handwritten sheet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EFordTAFord[Fam]430613

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MR & MRS A.G. FORD,
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND
279521
Date. 13-6-43
Dear Folks,
Thanks very much for your A.Gs of 28th & 31st. They are certainly coming through very quickly. I’ve also had congratulations from Mrs Coram, Mrs Lawrence & Mrs Bladon I haven’t received the letter addressed to Weyburn yet.
I received a letter from the Imperial Tob. Co. in which they say they saw a picture of me & a few words re wings & com. Wayne Cox also heard from his mother commenting on the fact. Who put that in? Anyone would think I’d got a D.F.C. or been bumped off, or something equally interesting. I can imagine lots of hardy old ops men laughing into their beer, when they see it. I don’t suppose you are responsible, Mum, though.
I’m sorry Fishy didn’t get through her exams. What’s going to happen now. It seems that only one of your children inherited your brains, folks. I’ve decided to get a greatcoat & another tunic over here, while I’ve got some cash, & then I shan’t want any more for the rest of the war. We are allowed out in civvies now, so I’m also getting some flannels as I shall be needing some. It doesn’t leave me much cash, but enough I think. Well, the course is nearly half way through now & I’m having quite an enjoyable time. We had some excitement on a recent [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] trip. I hope Yvonne settles down soon, to something she really wants. We get a 48 next weekend & we are hoping to go to North Shore where there are some very good beaches. Much love Terry

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24273.

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