Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Title

Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

Description

Letter from Terry to his family. He writes that he has been swotting for his exams and that they finish their course in two weeks time. He also writes that he has bought a second-hand camera and is hoping to do his solo night flight that night.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-12-06

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One handwritten sheet

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-Y-M421206

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MR & MRS A.G. FORD
26, CORONATION AVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND
801234
1585520 Ford T.A.
A2 Flight, 67 Co.
35 E.F.T.S.
Neepawa
Man
CANADA
Date. 6-12-42
Dear Mum, Dad, Yvonne & Moira,
Sorry I have not written for a few days, but we are having our exams this week, & I have been swotting quite a bit. I’m not worrying about the ground exams, it’s the final flying test that is the trouble. A lot of chaps go down the chute then.
We finish the course in a fortnight, & I hope to get some leave & go somewhere interesting, & we shall then be posted to S.F.T.S. if we have passed. We shall be staying in the same area.
I saw 49th Parrallel [sic] last night & it was queer to see the German sailors in Winnipeg, & recognise the places.
I’ve managed to get hold of a second hand camera for a dollar & half. It only takes small pictures, but it should be quite good. It’s just as difficult to get cameras here as at home I asked for a cheap one, in Winnipeg & the cheapest they had was $130 (about £27)!
I am writing this at night. I am rather hoping to do my night solo to-night, but it is not too easy so I may not manage it.
I receive your letters & airgraphs regularly, & the airgraphs only take about 14 – 20 days, & its grand to here [sic] from you. Please remember me to everyone
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/24303.

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