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WW1 three letters to member Royal Flying Corps (Canada) 1917-18 Lot #2

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All letters sent to  Clyde Tite #72689 Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.) Canada.

Letter #1 September 14, 1917 S.R.S. Royal Flying Corps Leaside Camp Toronto Ont. from East Angus Que.

Interesting Masonic content:

“Dear Sir && Bro &&,

Wm Batley informed me that you had joined the Royal Flying Corps and that you would like to have a letter from the W.M. of Angus Lodge, to use as a sort of credential along with your school Records; as I understand your Commanding Officer is the sort of a man that uses the same implements we do.

As I have the honour of being W.M. this year, I am sending you these few lines, which I trust may be of some advantage to you. I am also enclosing a notice of our last meeting, which will show you that we are still doing business at the same old stand. (This may be of some use to you)…Yours truly fraternally…”

Envelope bit beat up,

Letter #2 / #2a December 11 1917 to 92 __ Armour Heights Toronto Ont. from Willard Mills Que.

Two letters: family news, mention of him having breathing problems,‘…when you get married you want to go down through the white mountains...

Envelope bit beat up, 

Letter #3 August 5 1918 to Camp Borden Ont. from Cornwall Ont.

Letter from lady friend: “…Are you so busy cannot write a few lines…you must believe in the old saying ‘Out of sight out of mind’...tell me all about yourself…I would like to remain always your friend...

Slip of paper with lady’s address.

Missing postage stamp, envelope bit damaged.


Alfred Clyde Tite was born in 1892, single, and lived in Edmonton. He was a carpenter by trade. He enlisted in June 1917 in Vancouver. Appointed to Royal Flying Corps 14/8/17, then to R.A.F. on 1/7/18, discharged from 44th Wing (North Toronto) on 8/1/19. He never left Canada.

(Records on FindMyPast)


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:

  • Camp Borden 1917–1918
  • Armour Heights Field 1917–1918 (pilot training, School of Special Flying to train instructors)
  • Leaside Aerodrome 1917–1918 (Artillery Cooperation School)
  • Long Branch Aerodrome 1917–1918
  • Curtiss School of Aviation (flying-boat station with temporary wooden hangar on the beach at Hanlan's Point on Toronto Island 1915–1918; main school, airstrip and metal hangar facilities at Long Branch)
  • Camp Rathbun, Deseronto 1917–1918 (pilot training)
  • Camp Mohawk (now Tyendinaga (Mohawk) Airport) 1917–1918 – located at the Tyendinaga Indian Reserve (now Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) near Belleville 1917–1918 (pilot training)
  • Hamilton (Armament School) 1917–1918
  • Beamsville Camp (School of Aerial Fighting) 1917–1918