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To Norman Powell. Notice given at the time of him offering to join RAFVR. Lays down general conditions.

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Required to report for regular service in accordance with instructions. In the meantime would remain on the reserve with no pay or allownaces.

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From CRC Worcester to officer i/c attestation section, no 2 recruit centre. Lists three names including Powell N I. Expected draft 1943-04-15.

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Made out for N Powell. Grade 1.

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Author (probably Roy J de Niese) gives some information on recruitment and training of Ceylonese volunteers for the RAF. Includes his recruitment and initial training in Ceylon, travel to Great Britain, enlistment, elementary flying training and…

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Left - columns of men wearing civilian suits marching behind an RAF sergeant wearing tunic and side cap. In the background a large two storey building.
Right - course photograph with a large group of airmen wearing a variety of uniforms, some with…

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Made out to Gordon Bennet Burnside and graded 1 (one) at Nottingham medical board. Includes brief description.

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Gives personal details and lists document attached.

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Declaration on joining Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve for aircrew. On the reverse findings of medical board fit for aircrew positions.

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For William Roy Peter Perry - includes personal and medical details.

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A form completed by Sam at the time he enlisted.

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Sam's attestation paper on joining the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Notice for offering to join the RAFVR dated 11-12-1941. Lays out general conditions of contract of enlistment.

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Front (both sides), rear cover and inside page with list of reasons for this booklet. On back side of rear cover some Morse code groups for punctuation. On the rear cover names with designated 'P' or 'N'.

This item is available only at the…

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Request that Harold Wakefield report to the Leicester recruiting centre on 9 January 1942. Gives instructions on what to bring and advises that he might not be required for immediate service.

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Day by day description of events and activities for 1941 and 1942. Records films seen, war news including RAF operations, football matches played, weather, going to cadets, air raids, dates with Mary, social events, meeting friends, fire watching…

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Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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Four items from a scrapbook.
#1 is call up papers
#2 is Conditions of Entry into the RAF
#3 is a ration card for sweets and cigarettes
#4 is a photograph of Ernest and his crew at RAF Silverstone. 'Ft Bill Bouskille, Don Boon, Ron Warren. Bk.…

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Gives background on what inspired him to write a memoir. Theme of chronical is 'Luck'. Writes of joining RAF as soon as he was old enough and of initial tests and selection as a wireless operator/air gunner followed by 18 months deferred service.…

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A letter welcoming a new airman into the RAF.

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Made out for T E Wadeson on 15 August 1941. Gives some personal details.in questionnaire.

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Hazel Carby discusses her father Carl's early life in Jamaica, his experiences training in Canada and serving as aircrew in the RAF, and how he and his family were treated in London in the post war period.

She also discusses her research into her…
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