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A. E. Confait

CONFAIT Armand Emile.

SGT airgunner 776150 RAF Volunteer

Birthday: 28 Januari 1915

First burried: St.-Trond

Now Burried: Heverlee 7. K. 3

Son of Charles Joseph Antoinne Confait and  Josephine Emilie Confait

From: Mount Buxton, Seychelles

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Picture: Yvonne Hayens (sister from Armand)

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Armand was born in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles 28/02/1915.
His brothers were Clement Confait, Charles Confait Jr. and his sisters Therese Oliver born Confait, Yvonne and Emmanuelle Dingwall born Confait.

In Kenya before war declared Armand was working in the gold mines in Kakamega. When war declared he joined the army and did his basic training. 
Someone came from the UK to choose young men for the RAF, there were 90 applicants they choose only 4 from 90and Uncle Armand was one of them.

 

Photo's (from Yvonne Haynes)

       

Backsite: A snap of mine in my flying kite taken somewhere in London on the top of a building in the Air Crew Recruit Centre.

 

        

Backsite: How do you like my pipe?

This snap was taken somewhere in the North of England near my first station.

 

          

Backsite: Winter in East Yorkshire. See the three on the backgroud, leafless and all covered with snow.

The two other boys are friends of mine.

We are all on the Air Gunner Course.

The weather in this place is bitterly cold!

 

             

Backsite: I'am on the left hand row. We are all living in the same hut and every pay day you ought to be there to see the fun we have!

 

         

Backsite: WAAF girls in our camp. How do you like them?

You can see me in the centre wearing field service cap.

 

          

Backsite: First one on the left taken in the swimming pool in the town of Devizes, South East of England.

After being in a camp for a whole week it is always nice to feel yourself in a girls company.

Anyhow she is enjoing it!

 

           

Backsite: Diana Jenkins, a good friend of mine when I was in Yorkshire.

Don't you think she is nice?

If you are lovely... join the RAF!!!

 

 

 

 

Logbook:

Contact person: Yvonne  HAYNES (sister of A. E. Confait)


Contactperson Yvonne Haynes (Sister of  Confait)

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Other letters:

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Letter from  Joan Sheppard

  (The first night Armand arrived in London he went to a dance and met Joan Sheppard) 

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