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Item ID# A2013.008.014
Title No. 2 Wireless School, R.C.A.F., Calgary, Alberta Christmas Dinner
Object Name Menu
Dates of Creation December 25, 1942
Creator Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Description A menu and programme for a Christmas Dinner held at the Airmen's Mess at No. 2 Wireless School, R.C.A.F., Calgary, Alberta. The dinner was held on December 25, 1942. The menu take the form of a yellow card with red and green printing.

The menu starts with celery and pickles and ends with cigarettes and beer.

On the back of the card are autographs of the following people:
Jimmy Armstrong, Southampton
Fred Weismiller, Elmira
Norman Seabrook, Southampton
Hank DeVaney, Montreal
Nels Smith, Hamilton
Frank (Guitar) Burkman, Port Arthur, Ont.
Jim L. Ballantine, St. Thomas, Ont.
William F. Reid, Kingston
Red Rowsley, Winnipeg
Robert Sidney Smart, Oshawa
Eric W. Browning, Barrie

Admin/Biographical History Harold Stanley Seabrook was born in Thunder Bay in 1924. His parents were Eleanor Emily May Seabrook and William James Seabrook. His siblings were Norman William, Kathleen (Kay) Alice and Allan Roy. In 1935 the family moved from Hornepayne, Ontario to Toronto. In 1939 they moved to Southampton. Harold joined the RCAF in 1942. Harold arrived in England in winter of 1944. On April 12, 1944 the Halifax Bomber Harold was travelling in struck a hill, killing all on board. (SOURCE: "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook").
Provenance The item appears in "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook;" a booklet created by Allan Seabrook (donor) and Gale Douglass, daughter of Marg Saunders, who received a doily from Harold in 1942 (pictured on pg. 10 of booklet). The item was passed through the family to the donor, who is Harold's younger brother.
Collection Seabrook, Harold Stanley fonds
Physical Description 1 card ; 16.5 x 12.5 cm (folded)
Subjects Military
Military training
Royal Canadian Air Force
Second World War
People Armstrong, James
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Seabrook, Norman
Place Alberta
Southampton
Level of Description Item