Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

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Title

Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents

Description

A letter from Terry to his family. He describes how the weather has changed from snow to dust and dust storms. He writes that he has passed his Wings Flying Test but was disappointed with his performance.

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Date

1943-05-26

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One handwritten sheet

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EFordTAFordAG-[Mrs]-Y-M430526

Transcription

MR & MRS A.G. FORD
26, CORONATION aVENUE,
FISHPONDS,
BRISTOL,
ENGLAND.

Sender's Name and Address
1585520 LAC FORD. T.A,
72Course E Flight,
41 SFTS,
Weyburn, Sask.
CANADA
26-5-43.

Dear Mum, Dad, Yvonne & Moira,
Thanks for A.G's 29th March, 1st April. I will keep my eyes open for the stuff you want. Sorry to hear about Charlie. Hope he gets better soon. Glad your second parcel arrived o.k. Were the chocolates badly damaged & do you have to pay any duty on these things? This is certainly a queer country. We've now switched from snow to dust storms & I don't know which are worse. I was flying when I saw one coming . I landed at a drome nearby & as I touched down the storm suddenly arrived & blotted everything out. I felt like the film hero who always does things just in time.

Life is getting quite interesting now. We got caught up in a thunderstorm while doing a night cross-country, all of which tends to take the 'samenesss' out of the course. Has Don arrived yet. Several of his friends are asking when he is going to write, but I told them not to expect too much. I suppose you'll soon be seeing Denis now. I've now had my Wing Flying Test. I passed but was disappointed in the show I put up. I never do well on these tests. Anyway as long as I don't do any thing silly, I should get those wings in 3 weeks.

Regards to everyone Much love Terry

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Citation

Terry Ford, “Letter from Terry Ford to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24307.

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