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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "New Brunswick--Moncton"

Alan writes that his course is pretty tough compared with Cambridge. He sailed across in a large luxury liner, the food was good. Chocolate, fruit and cigarettes were for sale in unlimited quantities. The sea became rough and many were sick. Then…

The three men are trainees and are standing at a railway crossing.
On the reverse 'Fred, Bill & Jeff. On the lines by the base at Moncton, May 42'.

Two airmen sitting on a wooden fence.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario [sic], Canada'.

Three airmen sitting on a fence and all posing with pipes.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario, Canada'.

Recounts how Sergeant Janek Radonski and Sergeant Ludwik Gutnajer met in Canada as members of the free Polish Air Force. Subsequently the got leave to attend a piano recital given by a friend Witold Malcuzynski in St Johns. Continues with account of…


The photograph on the top left of the left page shows a steam train at a train station. Snow can be scene covering the scene. The photograph is captioned with "MONCTON STATION ALL ABOARD FOR THE STATES."
The photograph on the top right on the left…

The top left photograph on the left page shows accommodation huts. Snow is on the ground.
The top right photograph on the left page shows snow covering the ground with the accommodation huts in the background.
The bottom centre photograph on the…

The bottom left image on the left page shows a six men. Three men on the back and the man in the centre are in uniform. The men on the bottom right and left ae sitting wearing shorts. The caption reads "THE LADS".
The centre image on the left page…

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.
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