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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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Found that Maurice Monks was Fit for all aircrew roles

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General welcome as member of the RAF and selection for aircrew. Explains that the start of training might be delayed for some time and gives reasons.

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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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Issued by the Tottenham Medical Board on initially being called up, was Grade 1.

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Ronald's record of entry to the RAF and contains his personal details service number etc.

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Untitled poem on joining up to fight. Men leave behind their identities to become aircrew. Submitted with caption; 'RAF Poem'.

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Describes childhood in great detail and work after the war started. Continues with account of training after being called up.

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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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A detailed Biography of Reg' service and post service life.

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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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A newspaper cutting stating that Jack has left the police to join the RAF.

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A letter welcoming Jack into the RAF.

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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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