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  • Collection: Raettig, Dennis

Seven rows of boys with adult staff third row back in the centre. In the background a brick building with windows. Captioned 'Grammar School, Hull'.

Gold badge with crown and wreath, gold chain ring at centre and motto "Strength in Unity" at bottom on dark blue.

Blue tie with maroon and light blue stripes. Includes number of small motifs of RAF wings and bombs with 158 across.

One set black leather fleece lined flying boots

RAF side cap with bronze RAF badge with wreath and crown

Two dog tag identity discs ID 1136657, C E. on brown string

Brown leather pouch with snap fastener. Contents: 1 - small white elephant on boot lace. 2 - small white figure with brown stripes. 3 - brown fur rabbit foot.

White plastic box with red sliding lid containing brushes and indents for flints. Also contains wick and inserter.

Ronson silver lighter with inscription "D.W.R".

A large group of men in two rows squatting and standing in front of a Stirling Mk 5. Some are wearing uniform or overalls and some are in civilian clothes. The aircraft has letters 'JN' on the nose.

Formal portrait of four women, two sitting in front and two behind. All wearing coats.

Man wearing merchant navy uniform with medal and white cap standing alongside a women in coat and hat.

Group of boys and adults sitting and standing in front of a row of huts.

Royal Air Force squadron badge with linked chain in centre and motto strength in unity.

Elementary certificate for Dennis Raettig for examination in Pitman's shorthand. With company letter head and image of founder.

Applies to Class 'A' releases. Applies amendments to information in service and release book in certain circumstances. Covers immediate payment and by three postal drafts during for the first 56 days of leave. Any other pay will be forwarded.

Made out to Raettig D W stating that he will have to report in time when notified. In the meantime he remains on the reserve with no pay. he is required to keep current employment and notify any change of address.

States 1136657 A.C.2. Raettig Dennis William is under training and is due to receive 2 shillings per day. Slip to be retained until he receives a service identity card.

Notes that 1136657 D Raettig is a member of Royal Air Force volunteer reserve but has not been issued a badge as none are available.

Circular crest with dragon in the centre and words 'Land of green ginger printerie' around the circle. Underneath 'Hull' and 'Land of green ginger' on a scroll.

Faint image of man dressed in suit and tie sitting on a chair.

Letter stating that former trade union has now amalgamated with the national graphical association. Continue with particulars of recipient and notes on payment of subscriptions.

Title 'M.V. Trocas, at sea, 14 June 1939' Chides his son as poor letter writer and comments how useful a typing book is and that crew mates had also got typewriters. He goes on to discuss difficulties of female visiting the ship due to authorities…

Title 'Trocas at Sea'. Thanks Dennis Raettig for typing book and says how he is getting on with typing. Notes that he listened to Scotland verses England match and he is writing off Madeira. Talks of writing to Jack and of war news he has heard.…

Reply sent to Denis Raettig from M Harland and Son, Specializing Printers of Hull offering a months trial
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