Playing Cards

Item

Title

Playing Cards

Description

Blue leather pouch with RCAF insignia logo containing two decks of small playing cards.

Fauntleroy Canada deck missing King of diamonds card and 7 of clubs card.

Playtime The U.S. Playing Card Co. deck missing the 6 of clubs card.

Date

c, 1939-1945

Identifier

008.046.001

Medium

paper, leather

Provenance

Decks of cards belonged to Flight Lieutenant Kenneth G. House, DFC, who served with 425 Squadron where he completed 25 sorties to July 1944 when entire crew was selected for Pathfinder duties. House completed his second tour of operations (in total 58 sorties) with 405 Pathfinder Squadron. He served as an Intelligence Officer with 426 and 408 Squadrons from Feb. 1945-VE day. Posted to 426 Transport Squadron for duties in transporting troops to and from Karachi, India and served in this capacity from July to December 1945. F/L Kenneth G. House was awarded RCAF Operational Wing and Bar and Pathfinder Badge. During his service, he suffered slight injuries to leg in a crash landing.

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