Two letters from Air Ministry to William Holmes notice of appointment on short service commission

ECummingMHolmesWC491112.pdf

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Two letters from Air Ministry to William Holmes notice of appointment on short service commission

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First letter is notice of appointment on a short service commission of 5 years as Flying Officer in the Air Control branch. Second letter confirms arrangements and reporting instructions to RAF Biggin Hill.

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1949-11-12
1949-12-09

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Steve Baldwin

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Two typewritten documents

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ECummingMHolmesWC491112

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CKG
Tel.: [deleted] Holborn 3184 [/deleted] Temple Bar 1217 Extn. 2169
Correspondence on the subject of this letter should be address to :-
The Under Secretary of State Air Ministry A.R.7.
and should quote the reference :-
A.674635/44/A.R.7.
[crest]
AIR MINISTRY,
LONDON, W.C.2.
[inserted] 12 [/inserted] November, 1949

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to inform you that you have been selected and found medically fit for a short service commission in the Aircraft Control Branch of the Royal Air Force under the conditions stated in Air Ministry Order, A.436/49.

2. You will accordingly be appointed to a commission in the substantive rank of flying officer with effect from the date on which you report for duty. The commission will be for a period of five years on the active list followed by four years’ service in the Reserve of Air Force Officers.

3. It must be clearly understood that service rendered prior to the date of reporting for duty on short service commission does not count for the gratuity referred to in paragraph 24 of Air Ministry Order A. [deleted] 116/49. [/deleted] 436/49.

4. I am to request that you will be good enough to state the date (which should take account of the notice you may have to give your civilian employer, if any) after which you will be available to report for duty in order that the necessary re-joining instructions may be sent to you. Adequate notice of the date on which you will be required to resume Royal Air Force duty will be given, and should you be in civil employment you are advised not to make any final arrangements for terminating such employment until you receive that notice.

Flying Officer W.C. Holmes, D.F.C, /5.
51, Grange Road,
Banbury,
Oxon.
G.207910/JH/11/48
[crest]
[page break]
Tel.: [deleted] Holborn 3184 [/deleted] Temple Bar 1217 Extn. 2169
Correspondence on the subject of this letter should be address to :-
The Under Secretary of State Air Ministry A.R.7.
and should quote the reference :-
A.674635/44/A.R.7.[inserted] /SSC [/inserted]
[crest]
AIR MINISTRY,
LONDON, W.C.2.
[inserted] 9th [/inserted] November, 1949

Sir,

I am directed to inform you that arrangements regarding your appointment to a short service commission in the Royal Air Force have now been completed.

2. I am therefore to request that you will report, in uniform, to R.A.F. Station, Biggin Hill, Kent, supernumerary pending posting, at 10.30 hours on 4th January, 1950 , taking your Service and Release Book (R.A.F. Form 252C), civilian identity card and ration book with you. This letter may be used in lieu of Form 1250, pending re-issue of the Form. You are not entitled to a railway warrant for the journey.

3. Memoranda dealing with uniform, outfit and outfit grant are enclosed herewith. For the purpose of determining your entitlement to any further outfit allowance you commission will be regarded as having terminated with effect from the day following you [sic] last day of paid service.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,

M. Cumming

Flying Officer W.C. Holmes, D.F.C.,
51, Grange Road,
Banbury,
Oxon.

[crest] G.238768/BR/9/49/500

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Air Ministry, “Two letters from Air Ministry to William Holmes notice of appointment on short service commission,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17961.

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