The Royal Air Force at Lowry Field

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Title

The Royal Air Force at Lowry Field

Description

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about airmen being entertained at Denver.
Item 2 is an Information handbook Lowry Field.
Item 3 is a photo of Denver city.
Item 4 is a map of Denver with an annotation of a woman's address.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1946-07

Contributor

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Format

One newspaper cutting, one handbook, a cutting from a magazine and a map on an album page

Language

Identifier

SMathersRW55201v10022

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Sunday July 28, 1946 – ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS – 32

Society Sidelights

RAF Entertained at Tea Dance

By DARLENE WYCOFF

The Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack hung side by side in the Renaissance Room of the Mary Reed Library Friday afternoon while a large group of RAF officers and men were entertained at a tea dance by Chancellor and Mrs. Caleb F. Gates of Denver University, the English Speaking Union and the British Consulate.

[Photograph]
Mrs. Gates

But the party was not confined to the library alone for almost everywhere one looked on the DU campus there were men of the Royal Air Force being escorted about by pretty coeds. Mrs. Gates is still chuckling over one young coed she spoke to early in the afternoon. The young lady had been standing in a corner alone when Mrs. Gates spoke to her and inquired if she were having a good time. The attractive miss replied, "Oh yes, I'm just standing over here so that I can look for a tall one. Oh pardon me, there's one now." and swish, she was gone.
Many socialites turned out for the tea to welcome the Britishers to Denver. Among them were Judge and Mrs Elliott [indecipherable word] Mrs. William Hough, Mrs. Virginia Hardin Stearns, Capt. Mary Converse and others.
Brig. Gen. Thomas Lowe of Lowry Field was on hand to greet the visitors, as were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Darvall who will leave Denver next week for a vacation in California before going to his new post with the British Embassy in Washington.
Another amusing note at the RAF tea, was the conversation between three Englishmen, Lt. Reginald Weeden, Lt. Kenneth Clarke and war correspondent, Mike Fry, from Reuters in London.
Seems they had ridden out to Denver University on the No. 5 street car, and Mr. Fry was describing the ride as follows: “It was terrible, I thought riding in a Lancaster bomber was rough, but this yellow peril has both a forward and aft pitch. And you know the funniest part of it was, all the other people took it quite normally, just as though they weren't being tossed about at all."

[Drawing]
Information Handbook
Lowry Field
(AAF TRAINING COMMAND)
DENVER, COLORADO

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[photograph]
DENVER, THE MILE HIGH CITY, WITH THE ROCKIES IN THE BACKGROUND

25th JULY Denver 27th JULY

[Map of Downtown Area of Denver]
DOWNTOWN AREA
TELEPHONE CENTERS FOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN INDICATED BY SHADED BUILDINGS
[inserted] 1801 GRANT ST. NORMA [indecipherable word] Phone CHELSEA 3752. [/inserted]

Citation

“The Royal Air Force at Lowry Field,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9626.

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