Brief Statement of Service and Certificate of Discharge

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Title

Brief Statement of Service and Certificate of Discharge

Description

RAF Form 1394 issued to Joyce on compassionate grounds

Date

1942-08-26

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Format

One double sided printed sheet with handwritten annotations

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

OBellJE425763-210415-010001, OBellJE425763-210415-010002

Transcription

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ROYAL AIR FORCE
Brief Statement of Service and Certificate of Discharge of
Surname BELL Official No. 425763
Christian Name JOYCE EDNA

Date of current enlistment 13.12.40 Terms of enlistment D. of P.E.
Rank on Discharge or Transfer to Reserve LACW
(a) Branch of Air Force in which enlisted WAAF
(b) Date of mobilisation or embodiment 13.12.40
(c) Date of Discharge [deleted] or Transfer to Class [/deleted] 12.9.42 Reserve –
Cause of Discharge or Transfer to Reserve COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS
K.R. 652 Clause 11.

(d) General character during service Very good.
R.A.F. Trade ORDERLY
(e) Degree of trade proficiency:- A(i) Superior. A(ii)
B C
Special qualifications held

[rubber stamped] G.C. issued 29 AUG 1942

(f) Medals, Clasps, Decorations, Mentions in Despatches, Special commendations, etc. NIL NIL

DESCRIPTION OF ABOVE [deleted] AIRMAN [/deleted]/ AIRWOMAN ON DISCHARGE OR TRANSFER.
Date of birth 27.12.21
Height 5 ft 7 1/2 ins.
Complexion FAIR
Colour of Eyes HAZEL
Colour of Hair AUBURN (LIGHT)

Marks or Scars MOLE ON RIGHT EYE
Airman's or Airwoman's Signature J E Bell

BRIEF STATEMENT OF TRADE QUALIFICATIONS, CHARACTER AND GENERAL CONDUCT.
This Airwoman has given entire satisfaction during her service with [inserted] the [/inserted] W.A.A.F. She is steady & reliable, & has carried out all duties required of her most efficiently.

(signed) [signature]
Of Commanding HQ(UNIT) NO.1. GROUP
Royal Air Force.
(SGD) H. R. OUGHTON.

Unit Date Stamp [rubber stamp] 26 AUG. 42

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NOTES:

(a) Here insert R.AF., R.A.F.V.R., A.A.F., W.A.A.F. or Class E or F Reserve, as applicable.
(b) Applicable only to a Class E or F Reservist or an airman of the Auxiliary Air Force.
(c) Delete "Discharge" of "Transfer to Class .........Reserve," as applicable. In respect of airmen "Cause of Discharge or Transfer to Reserve," should give precise words as applicable in K.R. & A.C.I., paras. 652 or 651.
(d) "V.G." is the highest character which can be awarded in the Royal Air Force.
(e) The trade proficiency headings A, B, and C signify:-
A(i) Skill in his trade (applicable to airmen up to the rank of corporal, inclusive).
A(ii) Proficiency as Pilot, Air Observer, or Air Gunner (if so mustered).
B. Ability as technical Warrant or non-commissioned officer, i.e., as Foreman manager, Foreman, or supervisor in his trade.
C. Ability as a Warrant or non-commissioned officer in administration, drill, discipline, etc.
(f) The word "NIL" to be inserted where necessary.

WARNING
TO THE AIRMAN/AIRWOMAN NAMED ON THIS FORM.

(i) [underlined] You are hereby reminded [/underlined] that the unauthorised communication by you to another person [underlined] at any time [/underlined] of any information you may have acquired whilst in His Majesty's Service which might be useful to an enemy in war renders you liable to prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.

(ii) [underlined] Your discharge does not remove [/underlined] any liability you may still have to be called up for service under the National Service (Armed Forces) Acts of 1939 and 1940 or any such liability that may be placed upon you by subsequent legislation.

(iii) [underlined] You should on no account part [/underlined] with this certificate or forward it by post when applying for a situation, but should use a copy attested by a responsible person. If the certificate is lost it will be replaced only when its loss can be proved to have been due to very exceptional circumstances. Application for replacement should be made to the Air Officer i/c Records, Royal Air Force.

ANY PERSON finding this Certificate is requested to forward it in an unstamped envelope to the Under Secretary of State, Air Ministry, London, W.C.2.

(5995) Wt. 31338-2136 4,000 pads 12/40 T.S. 700

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Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Brief Statement of Service and Certificate of Discharge,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38385.

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