Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

Description

Letter from Terry Ford to his family. He writes that he is now awaiting his next posting and that he has had a good time doing different social activities. He describes falling through the ice and into the river and having to run back to base as it was 20° below freezing.
He writes about correspondence received and that only seven of them have been chosen for single-engine aircraft.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-01-06

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-M430106

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MR & MRS A.G. FORD
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND
962809
1585520 LAC FORD. T.A.
A2 Flight, 67 Co,
35 E.F.T.S.
Neepawa,
Man. Canada.
Date. 6-1-43
Dear Mum, Dad & Moira.
I’ve just come back from leave, & am now waiting for posting.
Since I last wrote I’ve had a marvellous time Going to parties, shows, tobogganing, skating, etc.
We went toboganning last Sunday, & afterwards, at about midnight, Arthur Walker & myself decided to cut across the Assinaboine [sic] River to get home. We were nearly across when I stept [sic] on a soft piece of ice & went through. Luckily, I managed to break the ice, & get ashore, but I had to run all the way home as the temp. was 20° below, even so I had to break my trousers to get them off, they were frozen solid.
I’ve had 15 letters etc waiting for me Several from you, of all different dates. One air mail was dated 12th Dec. It only took 12 days to arrive.
I’m writing this now, as it gets to you fairly quickly, & I will write a letter later to-day.
Only seven of us have been chosen for single-engine aircraft, & only one chap I know so I shall have to start making friends all over again.
Love to all
Terry

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Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24291.

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