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Seven airmen holding a spoof Stalag 12 sign at Royal Canadian Air Force
Rivers, Manitoba Canada. Colin Wood is third from left.

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Lawrence Larmer was born in Australia in 1920. After completing school he went to work on the Beaufort aircraft in the Department of Aircraft Production. He was called up in 1942 and volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force to avoid the army.…

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He was born in London and worked for some time as a clerk until joined up the Royal Air Force. He did not like the idea of serving in the Army or in the Navy but - as a Londoner - he was keen to take part in the war having experienced the Blitz. He…

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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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Herbert James Wylde was working in local government in Glasgow before he volunteered for aircrew training with the RAF. He started pilot training and had gone solo when he was sent to Canada to continue training. While there he began training as a…

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Fourth of David Geach's diaries describing the final part of his training in Canada. He writes of his service and personal life training as an air bomber. He describes his ground and flying training experiences, social life both in camp and in local…

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Dave has returned to work, following four days' leave for Christmas in Winnipeg. He apologises for writing infrequently. Dave explains that he has saved Betty's Christmas present, until he can give it to her in person. He describes the intense work…

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Dave advises his fiancée, Betty, that he has received a letter and a parcel. He informs her that he has settled in the new place, but has to work even harder than at Elementary Flying Training School. Dave explains that the course is difficult, but…

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Dave has received letters from Betty and is waiting for a parcel. He describes working hard for various exams. Dave has not yet decided where to spend his Christmas holidays. Dave updates Betty on the latest films he has seen; and emphasizes his love…

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Dave tells Betty he receives letters more often now. He then writes about the weather and comments that he will have his final exams in one month. Dave updates Betty on the last movies he saw; and on the people she knows who are also attending the…

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Dave tells his fiancée, Betty, that he now receives her letters more often. He expresses homesickness and the desire to be with her, looking forward to finish the course. Dave says he saw some local Indians. The letter closes with words of love.

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The News Sheet of the Canadian Prisoner of War Relatives Association. This edition covers Victory in Europe, the death of President Roosevelt, the liberation of Canadian POWs, assembly centres for released POWs, the seizure of German POW records,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-014.pdf
News-sheet of the Canadian Prisoners of War Relatives Association. This edition covers the danger of rumours, editorial policy on letters, NCOs organise at Stalag IVB, Mrs Ian Campbell's work for POWs, Canadian Red Cross Prisoner of War shipments,…

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Terry Ford writes home describing his journey across Canada en-route to his training school at Neepawa. He mentions the scenery, the people and the differences in the way of life between home and Canada he encountered.

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Two b/w photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is looking along the tracks to a station at Arden.
Photo 2 is Terry taking photo 1, by Syd Norriss

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The text contains some detail of Sam Saunders' training in Canada.
Photo 1 is annotated 'Our First Aeroplane January 1941'. It is an Anson with a group of 42 airmen arranged in front.
Photo 2 is the backs of 11 or so airmen in a classroom.
Photo…

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Sam's graduation ceremony then further training on Battles and Astro on Ansons.
Photo 1 and 2 are the menu for the graduation meal.
Photo 3 is the ticket for the graduation dance.
Photo 4 is the tables set for the graduation meal.
Photo 5 is the…

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Photo 1 is 'The "Bright" Class', 14 graduates of the Astro course at Rivers.
Photo 2 is Sam in hospital.
Photo 3 is six men and two nurses sat on an ambulance.
Photo 4 is Sam smoking a pipe looking out from his bed.
Photo 5 is Sam on a…

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Four oblique aerial photographs.
Photo 1 and 2 are views of the snowy city, captioned 'Winnipeg 8,000 ft'.
Photo 3 is a view of houses, captioned 'Winnipeg 1,000' ft. There is also a ticket from the Winnipeg Electric Company.
Photo 4 is a snowy…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Sam's barracks, captioned 'Main St'.
Photo 2 is the control tower.
Photo 3 and 4 is a road turned to mud. A bulldozer is trying to clear the mud.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 and 2 are lines of Battles.
Photo 3 is a port side view of a Battle with the control tower behind.
Photo 4 is a starboard side view of a Cessna Bobcat'.

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is inside the mess, captioned 'What a Mess!'.
Photo 2 is the inside of Sam's barracks, captioned 'What a Barracks'.
Photo 3 is a Battle loaded with bombs, captioned 'Bombing Up'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a bomb aimer at his station, captioned 'Bombing (Frank in action)'
Photo 2 is a gun, captioned 'Vickers G.O'
Photo 3 is a line of Battles.
Photo 4 is airmen checking their targets, captioned 'Gunnery'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an airman lying on the ground, captioned 'The Gopher Hunters'.
Photo 2 is two airmen sitting on the ground, captioned 'Wag & Ramsay'.
Photo 3 is a horse and cart captioned 'Trotting at Portage'.
Photo 4…

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