File TR-252 - Records of W.H. (Bill) Stovin relating to World War II

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Records of W.H. (Bill) Stovin relating to World War II

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TR-252

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  • 1946-2010 (Creation)

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0.004 m of textual records
2 moving images: videocassettes (VHS) (ca. 6 hours)

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W.H. (Bill) Stovin donated these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in three accessions between 2002 and 2010: R2002-236 (July 16, 2002); 2009-003 (January 5, 2009); and 2010-260 (June 21, 2010).

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Records created, accumulated and used by W.H. (Bill) Stovin of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Includes Bill Stovin's memoir entitled Somewhere in England at His Majesty's Pleasure (and Mine): A Canterbury tale and lots of others during three and a half years in the RCAF - with attachments to the RAF, ca. 2006; 2010 obituary for Jack McLean Snelgrove, who was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and served with the RCAF as a heavy bomber pilot; Winter 1999-2000 issue of Airforce Magazine with letter written by Chris Snelgrove regarding his father, Jack Snelgrove; biographical sketch of Hugh Norman Donald Tamblyn; copy of letter from Bill Stovin to the Canadian Plains Research Center regarding Their Names Live On and the work of Doug Chisholm and Gerald Hill; and other documents.

Includes a videocassette entitled Biography: Jack Snelgrove, taped in 2001-2002 and in which Snelgrove talks about his life and service as a bomber pilot with the RCAF (434 Squadron) in Canada and overseas (ca. 3 hours in duration). The videocassette includes an audio preamble by a friend of Snelgrove's.

Also included is a videocassette containing copies of two Nightfighters Productions Inc. productions, entitled Last Flight to Berlin, produced in 2004; and Halifax at War - The Story of a Bomber, produced in 2005. Last Flight to Berlin tells the story of Robert Linnell's journey to discover information regarding his father, Lloyd Linnell, a member of the 434 Squadron who was shot down and killed north of Berlin, Germany on January 29, 1944 while piloting a Halifax aircraft. The productions include interviews with various individuals, including Jack Snelgrove; Jack Pollard; Peter Spoden; Stephen Harris; Eric Hockey; Douglas Newham; Eleanor Harrison; Verna Meckling; and Art Meckling. Halifax at War: The Story of a Bomber, narrated by Bruce Hayward, directed by James Hyslop, and executive produced by Robert Linnell, includes archival footage of the Halifax and footage of a restoration project by the Halifax Aircraft Association.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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Records are contained in two file folders. Videocassettes have been retained with the textual records. Electronic copy of memoir available in digital storage.

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Stovin, William Horace
Snelgrove, Jack McLean
Snelgrove, Chris
Linnell, Lloyd
Linnell, Robert

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale

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