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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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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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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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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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An autobiography of Tom Payne, mainly pre-war in Hemel Hempstead. At the start of the war he became a fire watcher. His cousin, Vivian Gunning, died in June 1940 whilst flying in a Blenheim. He recalls bombing and low flying German bombers. He joined…

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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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This is part of John Allnutt's life story, from when he was a teenager on the family farm in Australia just before the war, joining the Royal Australian Air Force, his aircrew training in Australia. It continues with his journey across the Pacific,…

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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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Made out for Henry Moss to present himself at Lord Crickets ground, St Johns Wood, London on 22 November 1943.

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Writes welcoming him to RAF. States he has been selected for aircrew training. Continues with mention of waiting lists to start and a little about the RAF and why he would have to wait to start training.

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Information about Norman Parrinder written by his daughter Suzannah Aston. Mentions meeting her mother and marrying as well as some recollections about operations including force landing in neutral territory. Continues with comments on his feelings…

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Call up for army service in Royal Engineers for Harold Percy Dryhurst
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