Letter directing Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting centre

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Title

Letter directing Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting centre

Description

Official letter with reference to application to enlist in Royal Air Force Reserve giving instructions for Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting cenre in Hull on 15 January 1941 for vacancy as 'Ach u/t Flight Mechanic (E/A)'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-01-07

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two page printed document with envelope

Language

Identifier

E[Author]RaettigDW410107

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] On His Majesty’s Service [/underlined]
[postmark]
[official paid stamp]
Mr. D. W. Raettig,
“Raeville”,
Beverley Road,
Anlaby. E. Yks
[page break]
Reference: CRC/CU/E
From OFFICER-IN-CHARGE,
ROYAL AIR FORCE SECTION,
COMBINED RECRUITING CENTRE,
Hull.
To: Mr. D. W. Raettig.
Date 7.1.41
THIS LETTER SHOULD BE SHOWN ON ARRIVAL AT THE RECRUITING CENTRE.
SIR,
With reference to your application for enlistment into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, it is requested that you will report to this Centre on 15.1.41 [deleted] as soon after 9 a.m. as possible [/deleted] [inserted] at 8 15 a.m. [/inserted]
2. The vacancy for which you are being considered is that of Ach u/t Flight Mechanic E/A.
3. You will be required to proceed to a Receiving Centre for attestation.
4. You may not, however, be required for immediate service, and on attestation you may be returned to civil life pending recall to the Service, during which time no pay or emoluments will be issued.
5. It is suggested, therefore, that if you are in employment, you obtain two or three days leave in order to proceed to the Receiving Centre, so that if you are not required for immediate service you may, after attestation, continue with your civilian employment, pending
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your recall for service. The Attestation Officer will advise you as to the probable period of any deferment of service, and before being recalled you will be given approximately ten days notice.
6. If you are required for immediate service you will be permitted, if necessary, to return home for a limited period to settle your business or private affairs.
7. As your stay at the Receiving Centre is likely to be of two or three days duration, you should bring with you the following:- [inserted] Ration Book. [/inserted]
[italics] (a) [/italics] Your shaving kit, etc., and sufficient clothing for two or three days. You are recommended to bring an overcoat or waterproof.
[italics] (b) [/italics] Your National Health & Unemployment Insurance Cards or, if not available, their numbers.
[italics] (c) [/italics] Your civilian gas mask.
[italics] (d) [/italics] Your Registration Card (if registered under the National Service (Armed Forces) Act).
[italics] (e) [/italics] (If married) Your marriage certificate and birth certificates of children, if possible.
[deleted] 8. A railway warrant is attached herewith to enable you to make the journey. If you are unable to report, the railway warrant should be immediately returned. [/deleted]
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature] P/O. for
F/Lt. [italics] Officer-in-Charge,
Royal Air Force Section,
Combined Recruiting Centre. [/italics]
[deleted] No. of Railway Warrant
From: [/deleted]

Collection

Citation

“Letter directing Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting centre,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8265.

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