A Second War Medal Pair to the Royal Canadian Air Force
A Second War Medal Pair to the Royal Canadian Air Force - Canadian Volunteer Service Medal; and War Medal 1939-1945. Un-mounted, paper and glue residue on the reverse of the original ribbons from previous board mounting, light contact, near extremely fine. Accompanied by three original Discharge Certificates: Royal Canadian Artillery (dated January 14, 1944), Royal Canadian Air Force (dated December 8, 1944) and Royal Canadian Artillery (dated May 20, 1946), his Canadian Army Soldier's Service and Pay Book, a Royal Canadian Air Force Letter (addressed to Kenney, accompanying his returned Royal Canadian Artillery Discharge Certificate, dated January 19, 1945 in Ottawa), a Royal Canadian Air Force "The Morse Code and How to Learn It" Booklet, a Royal Canadian Air Force Leather Pouch (gold embossed RCAF insignia and marked "BANFF" on the front, 91 mm x 132 mm), a Personal Pocket Notebook (describing the workings of a telephone with drawings), a Canada's New Army Booklet, an Information on Discharge - Conduct of a Discharge Soldier While Wearing Uniform Sheet (dated May 20, 1946), two Canada Unemployment Insurance Commission Insurance Books, an Unemployment Insurance Commission Applicant's Identification Card, his Dominion of Canada Income Tax Form for 1943, his Miner's Certificate (serial number S17426 with black and white identification photograph of Kenney, date stamped 1941/1942/1943), his Membership Card of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (with 1941 Dues stamps), a Massey-Harris Company's Toronto Employees' Mutual Benefit Society Booklet, a Massey-Harris Labour-Management Plan Constitution Toronto Works Booklet, three Information Sheets for New Employees, two Canadian Employee Chest Contribution Cards (one for Research Enterprises Ltd. and dated 1944, the other for Massey-Harris Co. Limited and dated 1946), a Christmas Greeting Card with envelope (card signed "Maisie", envelope marked "Xmas 1944"), a Business Card (for J.W. Bailey, Mechanical Dept., Canadian National Railways), an Appointment Card (for Dr. H.W. Anderson, 2 Bloor St. East, Toronto), receipts from Syd Payne Jeweller and Eglinton Radio and a Photograph of a Man standing in front of a House during Winter (black and white, gloss finish, 63 mm x 90 mm). Footnote: Wilfred Kenney was born on December 12, 1913 in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, the son of Walter Kenney and Jane Kenney, both of whom were born in England. He was employed as a miner from 1941 to 1943 and was a Machinist by trade. He later married Mary Elizabeth Kenney and was employed for two months in 1943 with Small Arms Limited in Long Branch, Ontario before his military service. B-146989 Wilfred Kenney enlisted as a Gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery on May 17, 1943 at No. 2 District Depot in Toronto, at the age of 29. After six months, he was discharged from the RCA on January 14, 1944 at No. 6 District Depot in Halifax, Nova Scotia, so that he could enlist with the Royal Canadian Air Force. R288146 Wilfred Kenney enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force on January 15, 1944 in Halifax, "for the duration of hostilities", at the age of 30. He later attained the rank of Leading Aircraftman. He was discharged from the RCAF, at No. 4 Release Centre in Toronto, after 329 days service, on December 8, 1944, "by reason of reduced requirements - transferred to General Section of the Reserve Class "E". B-146989 Wilfred Kenney re-enlisted as a Private with the Royal Canadian Artillery on January 13, 1945 in Toronto, at the age of 31. He was discharged on May 20, 1946 at No.2 Military Depot in Toronto, in order "to return to civil life on demobilization." Post-war, he was employed by Massey-Harris Company in Toronto.