Locke, Aubrey Horatio (Flying Officer, b.1916-d.2002)

Accession Number PR04439
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Locke, Aubrey Horatio
Place made Atlantic Ocean, Canada
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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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.