Fonds 2015-38 - C. W. Hunt 'Dancing in the Sky' research papers

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CA ON00156 2015-38


C. W. Hunt 'Dancing in the Sky' research papers


  • 1998-2006 (Creation)

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64cm of textual records

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C.W. 'Bill' Hunt, a former history teacher, business executive, and entrepreneur, retired from business to devote his energies to writing in 1996. He wrote a number of books on the history of the Belleville area including Booze, Boats and Billions and Gentleman Charlie and the Lady Rum Runner. He died in Belleville, Ontario on 30 December 2016.

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Donated by C. W. Hunt, 2015.

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Research files for the book 'Dancing in the Sky', published by Dundurn Press in 2009. The book examined the history of the Royal Flying Corps in Canada in the First World War. File titles are: Articles – Magazines Airmail Flights in Canada Accidents Assistants to Gen. Hoare Godfrey Adam, B.K (his letters) Appendices Accident Reports - Mainly Fatalities Aircraft WWI Allen, Major Dermott Alcock, Wilfred Andrews, C.H Aces Canadian Ackerman, Norman Attestation Papers Borden Burke Preggy Beamsville & Hamilton Coats Vernon Castle Chronology Canadian Air Force Cadet Wing Review Chasing Desperadoes Cadets – Conditions, Food, Hours Canadians Role Charts – Graphs Calnan, Lindley Correspondence – Complete or Not Response Chajkowski from Borden to Texas to Beamsville Douglas, John Crawford Deseronto – Accidents, Non-Fatal Deseronto/Social Deseronto, Construction Deseronto, Visits to Tweed Deseronto and Commanders Deal with the U.S.A Des. Rathbun Hospital Egypt/Eng Training Estabe Epilogue Eardley Wilmont Ferguson Lt. Military Cross Mother Facts and Statistics, 1911 Population Flying Minnows Frostbite Flying Fatalities, Rules of the Aircraft Goold, Joe Golding, K.L Correspondence Halliway, A Summary Halstead, J.S, A Mission to the RFC Hoare Personal qualities, Flies under Niagara Bridge Hoare, Arrival – Decisions 1st 90 Days Hoare 4/13 – 12/27/17 Hoare Gen Report on 1917 Hoare's Brother Humour Hunting Desperadoes by Aeroplane Honours and Awards Hughes, Garnet RNAS Index Individuals Jenny & Commanders + K. M Molson Johnson, Fred Ross Jesse Ketchum Kelly, Tilton Sumptor Kingston Area Lulu Island B.C Long Branch Medical M.P MacLeod Molson on Squadron Markings Miscellaneous Medals and Awards McLeod, Alan V.C Letters North Toronto Ottawa Press Criticism Plumpton D.L Photo from Archives Permissions D. In the Sky Properties – Toronto Post War – Effects, Impact on Front Photos Photos Pilots - WWI Profiles of Officers Quinte Flyers RAF Staff List Recruiting Trades Recruiting/Flyers Problems Romance RAF Changes Research & R.A.F Ruth, Lt Henry Coyle Reid, Lt Ellis Vair Scandal – Girl Dies Social Sam' s Air Force Stunts Spanish Flu Success of Plan Sports Smith, Al Training Training, Flying Training, Jones on (Jones on Training) Toronto, Ll. Of (Ll. Of Toronto) Texas Wages Wemp, Bert Wilmot Sisters Winding Up RAF World War I, 1914 – 1918 YMCA Sundays Yanks in Canada
*Yanks – Trained by RFC

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Files listed by Heather Malcolm, June 2015.


  • English



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