Letter to Colin McDermott from Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Colin McDermott from Air Ministry

Description

The letter commands Colin to attend a selection board at Padgate.

Date

1940-09-17

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Doubled sided printed sheet with a typewritten slip.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SMcDermottC1119618v10010-0001, SMcDermottC1119618v10010-0002, SMcDermottC1119618v10010-0003

Transcription

[underlined] IMPORTANT. [/underlined]

The Air Ministry desire that all candidates should spend the night before interview at the Centre. You should therefore make arrangements to arrive there [underlined] 23 SEP 1940 [/underlined] 1940 and should be prepared for a possible absence from home of three days.

SUNLIGHT HOUSE,
QUAY ST.,
MANCHESTER, 3

17 SEP 1940

Mr Colin McDermott
79 Cambridge St.
Preston
Registration No. PWM. 9132.

DEAR SIR,

Candidates for flying service in the Royal Air Force are required to attend before an Aviation Candidates Selection Board before acceptance. As you expressed a preference for such service, you are asked to attend for interview by a Selection Board at 9.30 a.m. on Tues. day, 24 SEP 1940 1940, [sic] or as early as possible thereafter on that day at

No. 3 R.A.F. Recruit Centre,
Padgate

[deleted] Candidates who have a long distance to travel can report to the Centre the previous evening, where accommodation will be available for them, rather than travel during the night. [/deleted]

[inserted] See attached slips [/inserted]

The Air Ministry point out that this interview is for the purpose of considering further your suitability for flying duties, and is not to be regarded as a notice calling you up for actual service. You are warned, therefore, not to give up at this stage your civil employment or make definite arrangements for leaving civil life. If you are accepted, further information will be issued and ample notice of the date when you would be required to report for service will be given to you.

If you wear glasses, you should bring them with you.

On reporting at the Centre you should present this form and your Certificate of Registration (N.S.2) to the clerk in charge of the waiting room.

A Travelling Warrant for your return journey is enclosed. Before starting your journey you must exchange the warrant for a ticket at the booking office named on the warrant. You should take special care of the return half of the ticket as in the event of loss you will be required to obtain a fresh ticket at normal fare at your own expense.

If you reside more than six miles from the Centre and travel by omnibus or tram your fare will be paid on production of the ticket at the Centre.

Any expenses or allowances which may become payable to you in accordance with the scale overleaf will be paid to you on application when you attend at the Centre.

Immediately on receipt of this notice, you should inform your employer of the date and time at which you are required to attend for interview.

Yours faithfully,

A. TURNER

For Divisional Controller.

[page break]

NATIONAL SERVICE (ARMED FORCES) ACT, 1939.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE,
Divisional Office,
M.R. POSTING SECTION,

[duplicate letter]

[page break]

SCALE

SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCES.

[list of subsistence allowances for travel]

ALLOWANCES FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS.
The officer at the Centre will be authorised to pay a sum not exceeding 5s. 0d. in addition to the above rates to any person who claims an allowance in respect of pecuniary loss unavoidably suffered by attendance at a Selection Board and who completes a declaration to that effect. Any claimant who subsequently finds that this allowance is insufficient and desires to claim further compensation will be required to submit proof of loss on a claim form which may be obtained from the officer at the Centre or the office which issued this notice.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Colin McDermott from Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27643.

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