Fonds 1994.64 - JOHN SEXTON fonds

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CA CPA 1994.64

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  • 1941-1943 (Creation)

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14 cm of textual records. – 9 photographs

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John Sexton ([19-?]-) was a producer and performer with the entertainment group called the Rip Chords, which was active during World War II. He was stationed at 33 S.F.T.S. RAF Carberry from January 1941 to August 1943, at which time he was Station Equipment Officer. Further biographical information is unknown.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1994 by John Sexton of Northamptonshire, England.

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Fonds consists of scrapbooks of the Rip Chords, and their famous Concert Party, including programmes, press clippings, personal and fan correspondence, invitations, and photographs. Of note is the original musical score for the Carberry Boat Song. Includes the RAF Rag, and the Journal of the RAF published at the Royal Air Force camp, and service flying training school badge.

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Original order has been changed during archival processing. Scrapbooks remain intact.

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A [1995] version of the Carberry Boat Song is available on cassette tape. It was played Mayme Lupton of Carberry, Manitoba on piano from the sheet music.

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There are no restrictions on access to these records.

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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright restrictions.

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Related material: see John Crich fonds

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The tape has been part of a display at the Carberry Plains Museum in [1999].

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