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 that he is very busy and he is feeling tired, that his fellow airmen are from various walks of life, and that they are getting tired of the prairie and is looking forward to leaving it. He also writes that his flying is going very well and mentions one of his colleagues had to force land in the United States.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-03-03

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-M430303

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MR. & MRS. A.G. FORD,
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND
373362
1585520 LAC FORD. T.A.
72 Course, F Flt
41 A.F.T.S.
WEYBURN
SASK. CANADA
Date. 3.3.43.
Dear Mum, Dad, Yvonne & Moira,
Thanks for your air-mail letter. I’ve written a sea-mail letter. I hope you got your wire O.K. Mum. Sorry to hear of Harold Pearce’s death, as you say he will be missed. Well, Don has been posted home, so he has now left. Funny he should leave soon after I arrive. I’ve given him some stockings & socks to give you. If I’d known before I could have bought some more stuff, but I didn’t have time. The gang is certainly all over the world now, eh! We are very busy here now, & I’m feeling pretty tired. You certainly must have been shocked by the rat, Mum. Just like Yvonne. I’ve written to her. We have a very interesting crowd of chaps here. World travellers, actors, Lords sons, & lots of others. We are all getting very cheesed with this prairie & I shan’t be at all sorry to leave it. The flying is going very well, now, & is very enjoyable, but the ground studies are a big bind. I’m afraid this isn’t much of a letter as life is pretty well the same now. One of the chaps forced landed in the States & had a wizard time. People trekked from miles around to see his aircraft. Please give my regards to all, especially Jack & John.
Much love
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/24295.

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