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Two cuttings referring to RAF Neepawa.
Item 1 shows a Tiger Moth, a ground crew woman and two airmen.
Item 2 is an article about local businesses supporting the RAF. It also describes Commonwealth and British pilots.

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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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Letter from Terry to his family. He writes giving them his new address in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada and asks after his old friends.

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Letter from Terry Ford to his family. He writes that he is now awaiting his next posting and that he has had a good time doing different social activities. He describes falling through the ice and into the river and having to run back to base as it…

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Letter from LAC T. A. Ford to his family. He writes that he has passed his training; recommended for single engine aircraft; has been put on Jankers (punishment for wrong-doing) so won’t be able to attend the flight dinner; going on a two week…

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32 airmen arranged in three rows in front of a Tiger Moth. Underneath is a caption 'Graduated from EFTS. 23.12.42'.

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a view of huts, captioned 'Station from Cookhouse'.
Photo 2 is Terry Ford at a window, standing inside a hut, captioned 'Moi'.
Photo 3 is a Tiger Moth on the ground, viewed through another biplane's…

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Six photographs from an album.
Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4 are head shots of Terry Ford flying, wearing a helmet and goggles.
Photo 5 is five airmen arranged around a table, captioned 'Crew Room'.
Photo 6 is an aerial photograp of a town viewed through…

PFordTA17110013.pdf
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an aerial view of a small village captioned 'Eden'.
Photo 2 is a snowy landscape with two huts, captioned 'Officers Mess'.
Photo 3 is a snowy view seen through a biplanes wings.
Photo 4 is a street scene…

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Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a postcard captioned 'Neepawa from the air'. It is a grid of houses with a small shopping area. It is further captioned 'Not winter'.
Photo 2 is fields captioned 'Forced Landing Field'.
Photo 3 and 4 are…

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Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry and Cyril Day leaning out of a carriage window whilst the train is at Moncton Station.
Photo 2 is some airmen in a carriage compartment.
Photo 3 is Pete Lamb lying in his bunk on the train.

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Flying Officer T.A. Ford’s RCAF Pilot’s Flying Log Book, from 11th July 1942 to 27th August 1950, detailing his training in Great Britain and Canada and operations as a pilot and flying instructor. Also includes post-war duties with Transport…

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Terry Ford writes to Yvonne about having finished the course and in now waiting for the next course. He describes Manitoba and compares it to Severn Beach in size. He talks about the weather conditions in Manitoba and also asks what the weather is…

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Terry Ford writes that it is the last week of the course and he has passed everything. He is looking forward to the Christmas off, possibly, for 3 or 4 weeks.

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Terry Ford writes to his family that he has started night flying and the course finishes at Christmas. He also mentioned the Christmas decorations in the town.

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Terry Ford writes to his family that he has plenty of hours solo flying. He also writes that he has had two spells in jankers.

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Terry Ford writes about flying, the cold weather, the sociable nature of the Canadians,

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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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The author writes home with thanks for letters and Christmas cards. He tells of his New Year social activities and other personal items. He mentions his impending posting to Weyburn.

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