George Stephen Parkin papers [graphic materials, textual records]

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Physical description
1 cm of textual records. 30 photographs (including postcards).
Administrative history / Biographical sketch
George Stephen Parkin was born in Vancouver on September 13th, 1908. He started his career as a wireless operator at a young age, working on ships running freight up and down the coast of British Columbia. He worked on the motor vessel Anyou from at least 1929 to 1938. At that time, he began working for the Department of Transport (now Transport Canada) as a wireless operator at various airports in B.C. until February 1941. He then joined The Royal Air Force Ferry Command as a Radio Officer ferrying planes for the war until June 1945. The team was disbanded when victory in Europe was won. He went back to work for the Department of Transport as an officer in charge of the radio division until the time of his death in August 1955.
Scope & content
File consists of 30 photographic prints and postcards; one typewritten letter; one newspaper article; and a Certificate of Proficiency in Radiotelegraphy.