Letters in a newspaper cutting



Letters in a newspaper cutting


Two letters, the first referring to RAF warrant officers being reduced in rank to sergeants from 1 July 1946 and the second about older veterans mocking young soldiers for not having overseas service ribbons.

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All redundant air crew –i.e., not on flying duties – of warrant officers rank in the RAF are to be reduced to sergeant with effect from July1, 1946.
Please make this public, because many men anticipating demob have written applications for work while holding warrant officer jobs, and it looks bad when they have to explain away their reduced rank. – Ex-W/O Air Gunner, Leicester

We see streets full of old soldiers with medal ribbons across their chest who never seem tired of telling young soldiers to get some overseas service.
Most of us young uns only had time for one campaign, mainly France and Germany. Don’t you think volunteers should get a ribbon in recognition of voluntary service? Taff and Spud, White Cross Camp. St Columb Cornwall.



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