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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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Three papers Peter Baxter took to gain entry to the Apprenticeship scheme in 1937. the first is Mathematics, the second Science and the third the General.

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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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Photograph shows Basil Harrington shaking hands with an officer wearing battledress. Between them is a flight sergeant. map on wall in background. Text below reports Basil Harrington recruiting officer at Southampton hands over to Flying Officer C A…

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Twenty RAF personnel all wearing tunics standing in line with St Bernard dog in front on left. Basil Harrington stands in the centre holding gloves. In the background an RAF mobile cinema. On the reverse 'Recruiting with the team, mobile cinema and…

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Nine RAF personnel all wearing tunic standing in line. A mayor ins third from left and Basil Harrington is fourth from left holding leash of St Bernard dog. In the background RAF lorries. On the reverse 'Recruiting West Country 1951'.

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Nine RAF personnel standing in a group with Flight Lieutenant Basil Harrington, third from left, shaking hands with mayor. In the background RAF lorries. On the reverse 'RAF Recruiting Team 1951'.

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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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