My fathers WWII Service (George Arthur Rae)
This page is still under construction. (updated 20th June 2020)
The sections are mainly ordered by document type and by date order in each section
Most have a reverse date in the title i.e. YYYYMMDD

Thanks to the following:
Art Rae for general family info/content & helping to obtain Rae Bay photo.
Mable Simpson for keeping so much memorability relating to my father.
Twila & Wayne Laxdel for getting & sending me the majority of the document on this page.
Ron Eels(Sqiggles), E.E. Quick(Speedy) - Air Gunners who flew with my father.
Tom Gatfield, Mr Leslie Hay(Uncle Will) - 49 Sqn Association members.
Joel Legout for info & photos relating to the crash site & the crews funeral.

Below are links to Sections 00-14
00 (Dad to Mum)
01 (Air_Letter)
02 (Airgraph Letter)
03 (Dad_Airmail Letter)
04 (Mum_Airmail Letter)
05 (Letter)
06 (Mable_Letter)
07 (Offical_Document)
08 (Offical_Letter)
09 (Personal_Letter)
10 (Rae_Bay)
11 (Telegram)
12 (Training Note)
13 (Flying Log)
14 (AFP_booklet)
Click any thumb below to see larger image, then click anywhere to remove.

Letter from Dad to Mum

The Only Surviving Letter from my Dad to My Mum(01/06/1944)
My mother kept all of my fathers letters but sometime after his death my Gran decided to destroy them.
She thought my mother should stop thinking about him and get on with her life.  It made thing worse for my mother.
It was sometime later when she got a coat back from the cleaners that this letter was found in a pocket.
She never let her mother know about it. 

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Air_Letter

Airmail letters from Dad to family in Canada(15/04/1943-14/06/1944)

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Airgraph Letter

Airmail letters from Dad 09/05/1943-14/02/1944)

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Dad_Airmail Letter

(Airmail letters from Dad to family in Canada(23/08/1943-09/06/1944)

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Mum_Airmail Letter

Airmail letters from Mum to family in Canada(22/07/1944--26/12/1947)

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Letter

Airmail letters from Dad(18/03/1943-06/06/1944)
And from Mum(05/09/1945) to family in Canada

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Mable_Letter

Letter from Dad to Mable(14/06/1943

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Offical Document











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Personal Letter



















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Rae Bay













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Telegram






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Flying Log


 

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AFP_booklet

Notes for the general information and guidance of the next-of-kin or other relatives of airman reported missing, deceased, prisoners of war or interned

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