Contents of The Cigar Box - most from 1943-1945
Property of Lieutenant Thomas Ray Edward "Bud" Seale.
Enlisted: Royal Canadian Engineers Sept 1940
Transferred: RCASC 1st Bridge Company, then 85th Bridge 9 Jun 1941
Transferred: 15th Field Reg't, Royal Canadian Artillery
In 1943 Bud was sent to Officer Training at Catterick Camp, near Richmond, Yorkshire. There are three postcards that were sent from there.
Tan Hill Inn, abt 22 miles from Richmond, Yorkshire
Postmarked Army Post Office S.C.2, 5 Jan 44,
123rd Officer Cadet Training Regiment, R.A. ADJT Dec 1943
Well, we are on the last leg of the course, 6 months of it, but I think it will go fast.
Love, Bud xxx
Aira Force (waterfall), near Ullswater
Postmarked Army Post Office S.C.2, 21 Oct 43,
123rd Officer Cadet Training Regiment, R.A. ADJT Oct 1943
Dec 28th, 1943.
This is the part of the counry where I spent a week not long ago - Cumberland.
Love to all, Bud xxx
Swaledale from Willance Leap, about 6 miles from Richmond
Postmarked Catterick Camp, Yorkshire, 18 Feb 44. Passed (by censor) P 181
Feb 17th, 44
Dear Mom & Pop
Rec'd air-letter Feb 9th. The course is going well and I'm studying hard best parcel 55.
Lots of love
Graduating Class '44 - Bud is Top, 4th from right end.
Marks: Military Law - 84, Map Reading - 95, Org & Admin - 84.5