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Date: August 8th 1943
Mother – (Mary Stubbs)
Anthony Stubbs


Dear Mother:

Our postings came threw today and a tentative distribution has been made. They wanted over 1/3 of the class for Eastern Air Command and got more than enough volunteers for that. Then there were some to Debert and I think there are enough volunteers for that also. The rest go overseas so I guess I will be able to get what I want. I am not in the clear yet though and we got a bad scare yesterday. They wanted one ground school reconnaissance instructor out of the class (such a procedure is quite usual here, even though thousands have been been spent in teaching a man to fly) and our flight commander thought seven of us were in the running for this. I was one. All were above average students who have tried to make a go of this course so it seemed criminal that they should be penalized for doing so. Today we were told (although not definite) that the instructor would be chosen from the next class.

I was so worried last night I couldn’t study at all for the six hours of exams we wrote today but instead had a few beer and went down town. We have recess tomorrow so I certainly won’t study much tonight. As long as I get 50 in it or any other exam I am satisfied. The two poorest students are the only ones who know definitely they will be going overseas provided they manage to scrape through all exams.

My TCA reservation has gone through to Vancouver OK. Should leave Montreal Friday morning and get in Vanc that night. I hope so.

With love from


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