Fonds PR3708 - Ken Renshaw fonds

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Ken Renshaw fonds

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    • 1943-1944 (Creation)

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    0.05 m of textual material. - 142 photographs: b&w and col.

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    Ken Renshaw served in the Royal Air Force as an engine fitter from 1941 to 1945. From March 1943 to October 1944, he was assigned to 36 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) RAF Penhold near Red Deer, Alberta. 36 SFTS RAF Penhold was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, which was established in Canada during the Second World War to train Commonwealth pilots and air crew.

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    Andrew Renshaw, Ken Renshaw’s son, initially offered the records to the RAF Museum in London, England, but that institution only accepted a few items and returned the rest to Mr. Renshaw.

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    The fonds consists of five issues of The Penhold Log, which was the bulletin/newsletter of 36 SFTS RAF Penhold, Ken Renshaw’s liquor ration card, and a souvenir booklet of photos of Edmonton that Renshaw annotated with his impressions of the city.

    The fonds also photographs consist of snapshots taken around RAF Penhold, Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton. There are also images of events such as dances for the airmen and a carnival in Penhold that was attended by airmen. The photographs also include postcards featuring images of various sites visited by Renshaw in Alberta (including Red Deer, Banff, Edmonton, and Calgary) and well as a few images of Salmon Run, British Columbia where Renshaw had relatives. Some of the postcards have remarks on the back written by Renshaw regarding the sites depicted on the front.

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    Andrew Renshaw donated the records in 2010.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required.

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        The RAF Museum in London, England holds other records created by Ken Renshaw.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR2011.0035.

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