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His move to the course location is imminent. His leave trip to New York has had to be cancelled but he has been travelling locally. He was hitch hiking through forests and ended up in a pavilion for the night.

He writes mainly about the weather.

He comments on Jean's previous letter and discusses his five years in the RAF. They had a discussion with senior RAF officers about the lack of a course. He complains about the poor pay and higher prices in Canada. They have not been promised a…

He discusses her letters. He has been exploring nearby towns. The weather has not been warm.


He is still waiting but is working in the camp post office. He has been on parade in Moncton and walking in the countryside.

He is not happy that he is still at Moncton. He hitch hiked to St Johns. The camp has now raised $60000 for the Fourth War Loan. There have been bands, variety shows and boxing matches.

They have raised $20000 for the War Loan Victory effort with dances, boxing matches, films and variety shows. They marched through Moncton. He talks about his impressions of Canada.

Mail has been erratic. Jean has been gardening encouraging flippant comments from Jack. He is still at Moncton awaiting transfer but does not know when that will happen. He has been walking and attending dances. He complains that Canadian girls are…

He is waiting to start his training but he is not sure when or where. Local and camp food is good. He says the beer is awful and weak. Shopping is good and he asks Jean if she needs anything. They have two cinemas with frequent change of current…

He writes about her cycling.

He writes that he has received several letters on the same day. He is working as a sorter in the camp post office.

He writes that his time at Moncton is nearly finished and he will be moving to St John.

12 photographs from an album.
#1 a group of trainees arranged in four rows, captioned ' 'C' flight ISQD 13 ITW Torquay (1943)'
#2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Robert Wilfred Hawkes with a trainees cap.
#3 is three trainee airmen standing…

Gives list of unit postings, mustering and promotions.

Pilots flying log book one, for W R P Perry, covering the period from 24 November 1941 to 19 April 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Ansty, RCAF De Winton, RCAF Calgary, RCAF Moncton, RAF Ossington, RAF Scampton, RAF North…

The letter advises he is out of hospital but not flying yet. He describes his training activities. He has been a tourist in a local town. Then he went to a concert and dance.

Gives personal details, dates of service as airman and recommended for commission 26/7/43. Lists postings for training and to 9 Squadron. Mustered as pilot, then observer and navigator.

Hopes the photographs he sent arrived alright and describes where some were taken including those of squadron doing drill. Catches up with family news and gossip. Mentions good food, no air raids in the United States unlike at home. Writes a little…

Writes about recent poor weather, that flying had suffered and no one had gone solo. Hopes better weather coming so he should either go solo or be eliminated from pilot training. Comments on life, facilities, training, discipline and activities.…

Writes that he had returned to Moncton after being eliminated from pilot training and that after being boarded at Trenton Ontario, he re-mustered as an observer. Goes back to describe his activities while at Moncton including local sightseeing,…

Mentions travel by rail to Moncton and comments on cold weather. Writes of his activities, food available and local shops. Goes on to describe onward train journey to the United States including food, countryside, weather and stops. Arrived at Turner…
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