|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1|
Locke, Aubrey Horatio
|Place made||Atlantic Ocean, Canada|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Locke, Aubrey Horatio (Flying Officer, b.1916-d.2002)
Collection relating to the Second World War service of 402572 Flying Officer Aubrey Horatio Locke, Royal Australian Air Force, Canada and Atlantic Ocean, 1941.
Collection consists of one typed, ten-page letter from Flying Officer Locke to his family and friends, thought to be written in mid-1941. Flying Officer Locke trained as an observer in Canada as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme. In his letter, Locke describes a period of leave during c. May-June 1941. He mentions travelling by train from Rivers, Manitoba, to Bala, Ontario, boating and camping in the Muskoka National Park, his first experience of fireflies, using locks to travel between lakes, admiring the Canadian scenery, travelling by train to Montreal, Quebec, going to a show, meeting up with friends, and sightseeing at various Canadian cities and towns. Locke includes detailed descriptions of the locations he visited.