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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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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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P J Hogan filled out questions to be put to recruit before enlistment - personal details with attestation and declaration signatures.

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Letter instructing Aubrey to complete an enclosed form and send the documents listed on an enclosed F936. The letter concerns Aubrey's request to join the RAF as a musician.

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Made out for F Perkins and gives instructions on mobilization and reporting.

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Covers joining the RAF, training as an engineer and first posting to RAF Christchurch which undertook radar research. Writes of life and flying as observer in Fairey Battle on radar measurement flights. The unit then moved to RAF Defford. Goes on to…

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Second version of a brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest. Slight amendment to…

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Brief Resumé of Initial Flying Training and operational experiences on 106 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Bob Allen DSO with sorties against the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Battleships in the Port of Brest.

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Ralph Ottey was born in Jamaica in 1924. Brought up by his grandparents, he describes his education and family hopes that he would become a teacher. He left school at 16 and a half but was too young to attend teaching college so worked for his uncle…

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Thomas' Notice Paper, Certified Copy of Attestation and Oath.

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List of items to be brought by ACW2 Nicholls on reporting for draft to reception depot.

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ACW2 Nicholls JE, No 2011088 on 19 June 1942. Stamped 8 June 1942

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List train times, routes and reporting eventually to depot at RAF Bridgenorth. On the reverse part of a list of names.

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A standard letter sent to Terry Ford welcoming him into the RAF.

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Booklet produced as part of 'Their Past Your Future's series produced for the Heritage Lottery. This is based on Ken's memories of his training for and operations with Bomber Command and his post war service in the Royal Air Force, as described to a…

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A half-length portrait of Charles Turner whilst a member of the RAF Volunteer Reserve.

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Two items from a photo album.
Item 1 is Homer's Notification of Acceptance for Service in the RAF Volunteer Reserve.
Item 2 is a half-length portrait of Homer in trainee's uniform.

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A message from the RAF welcoming Homer Lawson into the RAF.

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The letter asks Fred to consider returning to the RAF.

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Bob Smith was born in Brisbane, Australia. He recalls moving to the family farm in 1932 and being a member of the Air Cadets during his school years. Upon leaving school, Smith undertook training as a bank clerk. Following the events of Pearl…

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Top - article subsidiary headline: US hears premiers words. Round up of news from France and broadcast by prime minister Winston Churchill relayed to the United States. Bottom - article headline every man to arms accompanied by photograph of RAF…
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