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 to his family. He writes that he has had his Wings Parade and is now in Prince Edward Island for his next course, which will be for nine weeks.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-05-13

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-M430513

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MR & MRS. A.G. FORD,
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND.
982450
P/O T.A. Ford
31 GRS, RAF.
Charlottetown,
Prince Edward Island
CANADA.
Date. 13-5-43
Dear Mum, Dad & Moira,
Thanks very much for you’re A.G. of 15th April. I’ve also heard from Mrs Lawrence with the news about Charlie. I hadn’t heard before & it came as quite a shock. It seems almost unbelievable. I suppose it’s a terrible blow to his people. I hope Mrs Chambers bears up in her bad state of health. I don’t know whether to write or not I think I’ll enclose a letter to you, & you can send it on to them, if you think it would do any good.
Well, we had our Wings Parade on Friday, & after a binge, we boarded the train Saturday afternoon & arrived here Wednesday. We only got [deleted] here [/deleted] 8 hours in Winnipeg, but now we are told we were too late anyway, & needn’t have arrived for another three days. It’s certainly rather a bind. This course consists of nine weeks hard work, with a 50-50 chance of coming home afterwards. Luckily I have Wayne Cox with me, & Pete Lamb is arriving soon. Both have commissions. I have not received my uniform yet & I feel a bit of a sprog, wandering about with a white band on.
I’m glad Don arrived safely & is in good health. The instructors at Weyburn are wondering when he is going to write. I warned them not to expect too much. The Island is like a leisurely edition of England with nothing much to do except in summer. But much better than the prairie. All for now. 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/24299.

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