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Item ID# A2013.008.034
Title Matchbook - R.C.A.F. No. 2 Wireless School
Object Name Matchbook
Dates of Creation [ca. 1942-1943]
Creator Bookmatch Manufacturers Ltd, Toronto
Other Creators R.C.A.F. No. 2 Wireless School
Description A matchbook with the R.C.A.F. logo on the front flap, as well as "No. 2 Wireless School / Calgary," ca. 1942-1944.

On the reverse is a picture of an Air Commodore.

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. In October 1942, Harold was sent from Manning Depot in Toronto to train at No. 2 Wireless School in Calgary, Alberta. After finishing Wireless School in 1943, Harold was transferred to Fingal, Ontario, to commence Gunnery school. 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 was donated along with items that appeared in "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook;" created by Allan Seabrook (donor) and Gale Douglass. This item was not pictured in the book, but it is likely that this belonged to Harold Stanley Seabrook, who attended No. 2 Wireless School between October 1942 and 1943.
Collection Seabrook, Harold Stanley fonds
Physical Description 1 matchbook ; 6 x 6 cm
Subjects Military training
Royal Canadian Air Force
Second World War
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Place Alberta
Level of Description Item