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Mentions writing previously to congratulate him on birth of daughter. Catches up with gossip from home and suggests he prepare for party when he gets home. Discusses farming and book he had read and speculates on his future employment. Writes he was…

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Speculates on when he would be home, Comments on recent good news and how it effects them. Writes he is keeping fit having recovered from flu and mentions a small epidemic probably due to hot weather and flies. Comments on recent film and that…

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Congratulates him on second addition to family and catches up with other family news. Speculates about future tobacco prices and mention getting some beef cattle after the war using money he has saved up. Concludes with mention of playing cricket.

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Writes that month had been very exiting and they were hopeful after hearing of the invasion. Mentions recent camp sports day with lots of side shows like a fair ground. Writes of gambling with cigarettes, band playing and sweepstake. Also mentions…

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Sends birthday greetings and hopes that letter would arrive before Christmas. Sends family seasons greetings and sorry he would not be with them again this year. Mentions it was a depressing time. Talks of rumours of repatriation of badly wounded…

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Reports arrival of letters and hopes that she had had one from him as he knew that she would be worrying. Was keeping well in body if not in spirit. Played rugby for first time in a while and suffered slight injury. Was also doing P.T. Comments that…

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Writes of good war news and weather. Mentions athletics sports meeting and comments on national scores. Writes about play he had seen previous week and camp orchestra. Catches up with family news and says he would really like to go an work on the…

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Reports arrival of seven letters which took just over a month to arrive. Hopes she had recovered from illness. Commiserates over loss of friend and mentions how lucky he was. Mentions other Rhodesian arriving and that he had stopped playing rugby.…

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Writes of lack of mail, but mentions his birthday. Writes of a South African who had just returned after a couple of months in hospital. Talks of pompous fellow English prisoner as well as catching up on other news and gossip. Mentions playing rugby…

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Reports arrival of latest letters and notes that via London they take four to five months. Mentions letters from others and catches up with news. Says do not worry about war and he is looking forward to seeing them again. Mentions playing cricket and…

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Reports that he had now received most of her letters to 19 April as well as other mail which was taking between two to four and a half months to arrive. Writes about a recent variety show and a cricket match in which he played. Mentions also playing…

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Photo 1 is a group of nine airmen standing outside a building.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting on the front of a car.
Photo 3 is two men with tennis rackets, annotated 'Bill Hart & Mac'.
Photo 4 is a man on the shoulders of another trying to reach…

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Photo 1 is a man in a swim suit swinging a golf club, annotated 'Jimmy Moncton May 42'.
Photo 2 is an airman sitting on a pipe with his head in his hands, annotated 'Moncton May 1942 "Browned Off" '.
Photo 3 is two airmen at the side of the road,…

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Photo 1 is F G Bower sitting on a wooden fence.
Photo 2 is F G Bower in Sidcot suit and leather gauntlets.
Photo 3 is a man sitting at a desk.
Photo 4 is a batsman with his bat above his head, annotated 'Tom Aston At the nets'.
Photo 5 is a man…

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Photo 1 is F G Bower and a woman standing in a garden.
Photo 2 is two men sitting on a train, annotated 'Corpl Booth & Bewsher in Train'.
Photo 3 is a man working in a garden with a boy looking on.
Photo 4 is three men dressed for tennis with…

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Writes that he is pleased tobacco prices had been good. Continues with social activities, mentions Bulawayo young peoples club and playing rugby. Concludes writing about his accommodation.

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Top left - in the centre a man over the top of a high jump bar. One man watches from the right. To the left another man standing and one sitting on the ground. In the background centre a telegraph pole and a building. Captioned 'High jump'.
Top…

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Top left - a man with shorts but no shirt with racket in front playing tennis on a court with building in the background. Captioned 'Dont [sic] miss it George'.
Top right - in the foreground four men in sports kit playing football. Other men in the…

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Top left - man standing with shorts but no shirt with tennis racket behind his head at the back of a tennis court, In the background buildings left and right with road between. Captioned 'The Binder has a quiet game of tennis'.
Top right - three…

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MFordTA1585520-170411-15.pdf
This edition covers an Editorial, poems, the padres notes, romantic fiction, a car chase in London, a list of expenditure of the station's social funds, recollections of flying in the Great War, Christmas stories, Officers Mess gossip, a story about…

MFordTA1585520-170411-14.pdf
This edition has adverts, an Editorial, reminisces by Dr Vyse, an appreciation of the arrival of the RAF at Weyburn, photographs of Weyburn, stories about Gremlins, a fictitious love story, photos of dances, Weyburn library, poems, love stories, a…

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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…

PFordTA17110067.pdf
Four items from an album.
Item 1 is a photo of five men in swimming trunks at a beach bar, captioned 'Eric, Ken, Cliff and self'.
Item 2 is a photo of a man in trunks sitting on a chair, captioned 'John at boat club, Karachi'.
Item 3 is a postcard…

PFordTA17110066.pdf
Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is Terry Ford in khaki and shorts captioned 'Self outside billet Mauripur'.
Photo 2 are Terry Ford and two men, all in swimming shorts, captioned 'Cliff, Todge and Self'.
Photo 3 is Cliff and Terry Ford.…

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PFordTA17110064.pdf
Four photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is a horse and cart for tourists, captioned 'Gharry driver, Valetta'.
Photo 2 is five airmen. Four are sitting on a low wall and the fifth is lying in front. All are wearing swimming trunks. The image is…
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