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  • Letter, Margaret Jones to Andrew and Mary Pate, 20 July 1940
    ObjectText       Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pate, It is now a whole week since your letters arrived - - your charming wonder letters!! - - why I have delayed so long in writing I can't explain - - probably because there is ...
    ObjectText     Netherfield Landsdowne Ave. Oaken Wolverhampton 20th July ' 40 My Dear Mr. and Mrs. Pate, It is now a whole week since your letters arrived - - your charming wonder ...
  • Sons of England Lodge Float
    Image       Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during a Second World War parade held in Paris, Ontario. The event presumably occurred in 1945 near the conclusion or after the war ended. There are women, men, children, and a dog standing and sitting on the float, and ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the Sons of England Lodge float during a Second World War parade held in Paris, Ontario. The event presumably occurred in 1945 near the conclusion ...
  • South Dumfries Historical Society Second World War Veterans Collage
    ImageText       Under every photograph is the first name initial and last name.
    ImageText     Under every photograph is the first name initial and last name.
  • V. E. morning in Paris, 1945
    ImageText       V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
    ImageText     V. E. morning in Paris, 1945. Photo by D.L. Brontmier. Danny Pelton.
  • Camp 20: The History of Brantford's Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946
    TextImage       The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men—some very inexperienced, just off the farm—were required to attend military camp with such a wide variety of other people. A whole new world of personalities, ...
    TextImage     The History of Brantford’s Second World War Military Training Centre 1940-1946. It must have been an exciting time at camps like Camp 20. Young men—some very inexperienced, just off the ...
  • Mary Kathleen (Welsh) Tate
    Image       Collection of photographs from a photo album compiled by Jack and Mary Tate. 2017EG001.045.73: Black and white photograph of Mary Tate in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia between June 1941 and June 1942. She is wearing a Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division No. 5 service dress uniform of a jacket with ...
    Image     Collection of photographs from a photo album compiled by Jack and Mary Tate. 2017EG001.045.73: Black and white photograph of Mary Tate in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia between June 1941 and June ...
  • Dedication of the Paris War Memorial, 11 November 1930
    Image       1999.1001.01: Black and white photograph of eight men standing in front of the Paris War Memorial during the 11 November 1930 dedication ceremony. Photograph is captioned "Dignitaries at the dedication of the Memorial, 1930. L. to r.: Allan Scott; Kenneth Robinson; Rev. Wm. McConnell; Rev. J.A. Wilson; Captain Cox, rector ...
    Image     1999.1001.01: Black and white photograph of eight men standing in front of the Paris War Memorial during the 11 November 1930 dedication ceremony. Photograph is captioned "Dignitaries at the dedication ...
  • Military Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    ImageText       Stanley Balkwill born in 17 King [W] Burford at Buckingham Palace to receive D.F.M in WWII He was killed at Debert in 1945 People with him are aunt + uncle I was o/c South Maitland across Bay at time of Stanley's death + stood by his coffin at Turo R.R ...
    ImageText     Stanley Balkwill born in 17 King [W] Burford at Buckingham Palace to receive D.F.M in WWII He was killed at Debert in 1945 People with him are aunt + uncle ...
  • Stanley Balkwill
    ImageTextmystery       Stanley Balkwell Killed during World War
    ImageTextmystery     Stanley Balkwell Killed during World War
  • Baby Photo of Stanley Balkwill
    ImageTextcomment       Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
    ImageTextcomment     Born Bfd Stanley Balkwell Killed at Debert N.S. won DFC in War
  • Le Courrier de L'Air, 3 February 1944
    ObjectText       2017LL001.004: A four page paper air mail dated 3 February 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb while conducting an air drop. It is an Allied forces pamphlet that was produced in London, England, written in French, and was air dropped to German occupied areas of France and Belgium ...
    ObjectText     2017LL001.004: A four page paper air mail dated 3 February 1944. This copy was kept by Leslie Lamb while conducting an air drop. It is an Allied forces pamphlet that ...
  • Leslie Lamb
    ObjectImageTextNewspaper       2017LL001.001: Black and white photograph of Leslie Lamb in November or December 1942. Leslie is wearing a flying suit, also called a teddy bear suit, and this is the first photograph of him in uniform. 2017LL001.002: Black and white group photograph of new Royal Air Force recruits, believed to have ...
    ObjectImageTextNewspaper     2017LL001.001: Black and white photograph of Leslie Lamb in November or December 1942. Leslie is wearing a flying suit, also called a teddy bear suit, and this is the first ...
  • Letter, Joseph "Joe" Bialas to Mary Dancavitch, 25 June 1943
    ObjectText       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 ...
    ObjectText     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 ...
  • Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
    ImageTextmystery       Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
    ImageTextmystery     Paris Star Welcome Home Party Oct 22. 1945
  • Remembrance Day, 1981
    ImageText       Three black and white photographs depicting the Remembrance Day ceremony in Paris, Ontario, on 11 November 1981. 1999.0308.01: A crowd of children and adults standing at the corner of Grand River Street North and Mechanic Street in Paris, Ontario, facing towards the Paris Cenotaph. There are two rows of people: ...
    ImageText     Three black and white photographs depicting the Remembrance Day ceremony in Paris, Ontario, on 11 November 1981. 1999.0308.01: A crowd of children and adults standing at the corner of Grand ...
  • Joseph "Joe" Bialas
    ImageText       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 ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • Wings above the Skyline: The Story of No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1940-1944
    TextImage       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 ...
    TextImage     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 ...
  • Postcard, John "Jack" Chapple Tate to Margaret Tate, 18 October 1941
    ImageText       Front: ON ACTIVE SERVICE POST CARD Miss Marguerite Tate Paris Ont. CANADA. S/A 14249 Black circular stamp over the printed information above: GRIMSBY 2 – PM 18 OCT 1941 LINCS Rectangular royal blue and white 2 ½ pence stamp with a portrait of King George VI in the centre with ...
    ImageText     Front: ON ACTIVE SERVICE POST CARD Miss Marguerite Tate Paris Ont. CANADA. S/A 14249 Black circular stamp over the printed information above: GRIMSBY 2 – PM 18 OCT 1941 LINCS ...
  • Gordon Scott
    Imagemystery       Photograph of Gordon Scott wearing a Khaki Drill uniform, sitting outdoors on a wooden ledge, with plants, shrubs, and a building in the background. Scott served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Date and location is unknown.
    Imagemystery     Photograph of Gordon Scott wearing a Khaki Drill uniform, sitting outdoors on a wooden ledge, with plants, shrubs, and a building in the background. Scott served in the Canadian Army ...
  • George Aitkin
    Imagemystery       Photograph of George Aitkin wearing a WWII Canadian Service Dress, also referred to as the “Walking Out” uniform. Cap badge resembles that of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Aitkin is holding a cigarette in his left hand and a baton in his right hand, standing outdoors with a cobblestone ...
    Imagemystery     Photograph of George Aitkin wearing a WWII Canadian Service Dress, also referred to as the “Walking Out” uniform. Cap badge resembles that of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Aitkin ...
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