W/C Philip Valentine King Tripe flew in WWII with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Going to Join Up
Here is Dad on the "Antonia" on his way to England to join up.
He then applied to join the Royal Air Force and here is the first reply to his request -
And then the envelope arrived complete with a red wax seal!
And inside -
And now the "report to" instructions.
Here he is at the AST (Air Service Training) School at Ansty near Coventry, Warwickshire with his fellow pilot students. He's the one in the front row in the middle with the light trousers and the big grin.