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Reg Harrison grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and enjoyed watching aircraft when they flew over. He had his first flight as a youngster when he was lent five dollars by a shopkeeper. He volunteered for aircrew as soon as he was of age and began his…

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 144. F/O Wilshir. 427'

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. ???. P/O Maclennan. 427'

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 142. F/O Gorman. 427'

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 121. Sgt. Collver. 427'

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Seven airmen arranged in a row. Their names are listed in a caption above. On the image is annotated 'LMG. 143. F/O Brownell. 427'

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Gerry Philbin's talents in hockey whilst serving in the RCAF are described. He then transferred to the UK to fly Halifaxes. During an operation they were shot down and only he and Sergeant Millard survived. He was captured but escaped with the help…

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Two cartoons by Ricky published in the RCAF Wings magazine.
In the first, men in a billet are arguing about having the window open. In the second, there is a rush to use the ablutions in the morning.

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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 news-sheet covers the return of prisoners of war and issues that they will face, POW letters from the Far East, Prisoners and Parliament, Camp visits by the YMCA, Prison Camps as schools of Citizenships, Next-of-kin Parcels, International Red…

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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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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,…

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Three articles about reprisals against British prisoners of war if German prisoners are fettered. Claims that Germans captured at Dieppe were chained. First: More British prisoners to be chained, fiercer German threats, Italians join the plot,…

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Acknowledges some earlier letters and reflects on the exertion of attending pilot training without knowing his future post. He writes of being at the Y.M.C.A with a friend, both missing their loved ones. Dave speaks with love and devotion of his…

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Advises he is still at the same place and considers where he may visit, if he is granted leave. He talks about the weather conditions and concludes with words of affection; hoping to see his fiancée, Betty, again soon.

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Dave has started receiving letters from Betty again. He met acquaintances from England and warns that it may be some time before he returns home. Dave writes that he saw local Indians. He looks forward to marrying Betty, sharing a home and garden…

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Dave advises that he had already mentioned about the change of address in a previous letter; and does not know when he is able to go back home. Dave reiterates his desire to see Betty and to stay close to her.

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A large building, six storeys high, complete with dormer windows in the roof. In the foreground are three men in hats facing away from the camera. There is snow on the ground but the road has been cleared.

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A newspaper cutting announcing the death of Woody Freamo in Ottawa, aged 85.

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Describes crossing the Atlantic to Canada and journey to Bowden, Alberta and then on to Estevan, Saskatchewan. Day by day account of activities, flying and life in Canada, Concludes with journey back across Canada
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