Three-page letter from pilot at Long Branch (Ont.) on RAF letterhead to his friend Clyde Tite #76289 R.F.C. stationed at Camp Borden (Ont.). (Other letters to him also on sale.)
Mention of "inoculation" (Spanish Flu?).
Armistice was declared 5 days before this letter was written.
3 separate sheets, each with ‘RAF Per Ardua ad Astra’ letterhead.
The Royal Flying Corps Canada was established by the RFC in 1917 to train aircrew in Canada. Air Stations were established in southern Ontario at the following locations:
Alfred Clyde Tite #76289
Clyde, who lived in Edmonton, first enlisted on 19th September 1914, then enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on the 19th June 1917 in Vancouver. His enlistment was a ‘Short Service’ i.e. for the duration of the War. On 1st April 1918 he was transferred to the R.A.F. On 1st April 1919, he was transferred to 44th Wing R.A.F. (Camp Borden). He was discharged on the 6th January 1919.
He was unmarried, 25 years old, and listed his trade as carpenter.
(British RAF Service Records)