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  • Letter, Joseph "Joe" Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 25 June 1943
        June 25 1943 (1) Dear Mary – I haven’t got your letter yet but I’m just going to go to the post office now and I hope that money is in that letter of yours if I’ve got one. How is everything at home. We had our tests the other ...
      June 25 1943 (1) Dear Mary – I haven’t got your letter ...
  • John "Jack" Chapple and Margaret Tate
        Jack & Margaret Tate Paris 1940
      Jack & Margaret Tate Paris 1940
  • John "Jack" Chapple Tate
        Jack Tate 1940
      Jack Tate 1940
  • John "Jack" Chapple and Mary (Welsh) Tate, Honeymoon
        Jack & Marg Tate Ottawa '40
      Jack & Marg Tate Ottawa '40
  • John "Jack" Chapple Tate and Unidentified Male
        Black and white photograph of Jack Tate [left] and an unidentified male [right], both wearing a Royal Canadian Air Force No. 5 service uniform and peak cap, and smoking a cigarette. The unidentified male has a wing badge over his left breast, although the rank is unknown. They stand in ...
      Black and white photograph of Jack Tate [left] and an unidentified male ...
  • John "Jack" Chapple Tate Overseas
        Black and white photograph of John "Jack" Chapple Tate wearing a Royal Canadian Air Force No. 5a working dress uniform and tie, with a "CANADA" shoulder badge on the left arm, and a wedge cap folded under his left shoulder strap. He is standing outside on the grass in front ...
      Black and white photograph of John "Jack" Chapple Tate wearing a Royal ...
  • John "Jack" Chapple Tate Military Procession and Funeral
        A series of black and white photographs of the Royal Canadian Air Force military procession and funeral of John “Jack” Chapple Tate. 2017EG001.006 and 2017EG001.007 depict the beginning of the military procession starting from St. James Anglican Church located at 8 Burwell Street, Paris, Ontario. 2017EG001.008 was taken at the ...
      A series of black and white photographs of the Royal Canadian Air ...
  • John "Jack" Chapple Tate, Camp Borden
        Black and white photograph of John “Jack” Chapple Tate, wearing a Royal Canadian Air Force No. 5 service uniform and a wedge cap. Jack is standing outdoors on a sandy area with some grasses, with brick bungalow buildings and a few trees in the background. The photograph is captioned “August, ...
      Black and white photograph of John “Jack” Chapple Tate, wearing a Royal ...
  • Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
        When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to fight the enemy. A Plan, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, was created that built a massive system of air training facilities across Canada. As one part of this enormous plan Brantford, Ontario became an Air Station training ...
      When WWII began there was a great need for trained aircrew to ...
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 9 November 1941
        2017EG001.031a Letter 2017EG001.031a1 Page 1 Front #8 Sunday Nov.9-41 Dear Margaret, There is not much to write about but will write something to you anyway. It was only on Nov. 3 that I last wrote to you. This letter as you notice is number 8. Have you been receiving them ...
      2017EG001.031a Letter 2017EG001.031a1 Page 1 Front #8 Sunday Nov.9-41 Dear Margaret, There ...
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 20 July 1941
        2017EG001.033.1 Front “Page 1”: R.C.A.F. #1 SIGNAL SCHOOL #1 WING – 3 SQDN CRANWELL LINCOLNSHIRE Wednesday July 30 – 41 Dear Margaret & Dad, Received your call yesterday and was glad to hear that everything is fine at home and you are all well. Wrote to you more than three ...
      2017EG001.033.1 Front “Page 1”: R.C.A.F. #1 SIGNAL SCHOOL #1 WING – 3 ...
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 8 September 1941
        2017EG001.032a Letter Front: much lately. Just heard today that one of our […]. The pilot was Don Moss from Toronto. The observer came from Saskatchewan. Believe I told you that I met Bruce Wright in London. One of our crew […] shot the field, tried to climb back up and ...
      2017EG001.032a Letter Front: much lately. Just heard today that one of our ...
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to George R. Tate, 27 February 1942
        2017EG001.034a Letter Front England Feb 27-42 Dear Dad, Hello dad. How are you? Hope you are fine. Have received a couple of letters from you and was glad to get them. Just now we are in the south of England and we are not on operations. Just having a well ...
      2017EG001.034a Letter Front England Feb 27-42 Dear Dad, Hello dad. How are ...
  • Letter, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 25 May 1942
        2017EG001.035a1 Letter May 25-42 Dear Margaret There is very little I can write about the loss of Wally Creeden. It was just tonight that I received your telegram asking for particulars and at least will write what should get through. I was on leave in Cardiff when our squadron made ...
      2017EG001.035a1 Letter May 25-42 Dear Margaret There is very little I can ...
  • Photo Album, John "Jack" Chapple Tate and Mary (Welsh) Tate, July 1940, May 1941-June 1942
        Dark brown photo album with a rectangular gold embossed tree on the front top left corner, and a piece of paper taped to the front top right corner labeled: “May 1941 – June 1942 Tate W Wedding July 20/40“. Black paper pages with black triangular corners securing each photograph to ...
      Dark brown photo album with a rectangular gold embossed tree on the ...
  • James Robert "Bob" Welsh
        A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and one letter, predominantly taken by, or depicting, James Robert “Bob” Welsh, a Royal Canadian Air Force mechanic who served overseas in York, England during the Second World War. 2017EG004.001: Black and white portrait photograph of Bob Welsh wearing ...
      A collection of black and white and a few colour photographs, and ...
  • Telegrams Re John "Jack" Chapple Tate, October 1942
        Collection of eight telegrams pertaining to Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer John "Jack" Chapple Tate's accident, death, funeral arrangements, and condolences from family members. Telegrams on paper, printed with black ink, with the message typewritten in black ink. Dated between 14 October to 25 October 1942.
      Collection of eight telegrams pertaining to Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer ...
  • James Waldron "Wally" Creeden
        Collection of black and white photographs and a funeral card pertaining to James Waldron "Wally" Creeden who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. 1987.0017.01: Black and white photograph of four men dressed in Royal Canadian Air Force uniforms, standing outdoors, circa 1940 to 1942. ...
      Collection of black and white photographs and a funeral card pertaining to ...
  • Joseph "Joe" Bialas
        Collection of colour photographs depicting Joseph "Joe" Bialas dated circa early 2010s. 2017FB001.010: In the foreground from the left to centre, Anna (Kupnicki) Bialas, Joseph Bialas, and Frank Bialas, at a Remembrance Day Ceremony in Brantford, Ontario. Joe is wearing his RCAF uniform and wedge cap. The group is surrounded ...
      Collection of colour photographs depicting Joseph "Joe" Bialas dated circa early 2010s. ...
  • Roy Harris Osborn
        2017BO001.001: Hand tinted photograph of Roy in a RCAF uniform, prior to receiving his wings, therefore between April 1940 and November 1940. 2017BO001.002: Two wedding photos and the wedding invitation of Roy Harris Osborn and Joan Stubbs which took place on 23 November 1940. 2017BO001.004: Portrait of Roy Harris Osborn ...
      2017BO001.001: Hand tinted photograph of Roy in a RCAF uniform, prior to ...
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Military History of the County of Brant


This group contains records found in the Digital Historical Collection which pertain to the County's military heritage.