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A low oblique aerial photograph of a church. There is snow in gardens and parks. On the reverse 'Ancienne Lorette Church P.Q. Each spire has a permanently lighted cross.'

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Thanks her for her letter and includes details of other member of her husbands crew.

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Includes David Joseph's service in the RAF, his training in Canada and his operations on Halifaxes at RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor and his movements after being shot down 18 March 1944 and becoming a prisoner of war.

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A letter to Mrs Winifred Ramsay referring to the death of her son, Kenneth Grant Ramsay and giving details of his final resting place.

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Begins with his decision to cease his studies and join the Royal Air Force. Covers recruitment activities and life during initial training including employment as ground gunner while waiting for flying training. Describes basic training on Tiger Moth…

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Railway map covering Canada and the United States listing Canadian Pacific passenger and freight agencies in the United States and showing location of Canadian Pacific Hotels.

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Looking over gunners shoulder, machine gun and cockpit structure in background. Captioned 'Take off and firing at a towed target with Lewis gun aboard Fairey Battle training aircraft from RAF Picton, Ontario, Canada. Spring/summer 1942'.

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Beginning of the year daily entries describe weather, training and activities at Medicine Hat. Course finished mid February and takes leave to see female friend in United States before travelling to St Johns. Voyage in convoy back to United Kingdom…

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Don Falgate in flying gear standing by nose of a Bolingbroke.

YMadgettHR1330340v2.pdf
Daily entries for most of year 1941, First half of year entries cover events in England before joining Royal Air Force. Entry for May includes call up papers and travel to Stratford on Avon. June move to Scarborough. August to Wilmslow, sea journey…

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Taken from the front seat of a car showing snow covered road surrounded by trees.

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Two aircrew, the second obscured behind the first. The front man is carrying a parachute. In the background two Tiger Moths parked.

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Two airmen in flying suits standing in snow embracing on a step in front of the door to a building. On the reverse 'Bill + Lucy, 32 EFTS, Swift Current Nov 1941'.

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View of street running bottom to top with two story buildings either side. There are cars parked on both sides and people on sidewalks and crossing road in the distance. On the reverse 'Swift Current, Nov 1941, Central Ave'.

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Two aircrew wearing flying suit standing by the rear cockpit of a Tiger Moth. The man on the left has on a parachute and the man on the right is wearing flying helmet.

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Two similar photographs taken from slightly different angles of four aircrew all wearing flying suit with two wearing flying helmet standing in front of a Harvard.

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Hedley Madgett wearing winter overall standing snow by a door to a building. On the reverse 'Me - taken by Bill!, 32 EFTS Swift Current, Nov 1941'.

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Five Tiger Moth aircraft with large white numbers on their noses lined up on the edge of an airfield. In the background right a control tower.

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Hedley Madgett wearing greatcoat and side cap looking out of the window of a train engine. On the reverse 'Yours truly in cab of engine at Swift Current, 26 Oct 1941'.

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Menu for wings dinner for No 33 Course at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Medicine Hat. Includes menu, toasts and autographs for H R Madgett and Ralph "Tuck" Hansel.

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Official booklet describing purpose of the Empire Air Training scheme, pay and allowances. kit, the voyage to Canada, seasickness, arrival in Canada and differences from United Kingdom, about Canada, clothing, climate, sports, cost of living,…

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Written from Medicine Hat announcing the course had finished and listing his ground examination results. Says that he has completed night flying but still has to do flight commander, C.F.I and final link trainer test. Writes that he passed his final…

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Written from Medicine Hat and relates previous adventures while attempting a cross country flight in formation to Bowden, Alberta via Medicine Hat. Explains that he ran out of fuel and force landed near Medicine Hat and that many others suffered the…

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Writes from Swift Current that they still have not started flying. They have been issued with text books on flying and are doing lots of sports. Mentions the weather and the time his latest letter took to get from England. States that they will get…

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Writes from Medicine Hat with only four days to go. Still has some flying required to reach his 90 hours and weather has been poor. Outbreak of scarlet fever might delay departure. Still has C.F.I test to go and has found out he has been recommended…
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