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The results of a medical examination of Malcolm Staves with a summary of medical classification.

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A record of the results of Malcolm Staves' medical.

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Notice paper for five years reserve service for James Douglas Hudson dated 29 June 1939. Gives conditions and contains certified copy of attestation with personal; details. Concludes with signatures, oath and certificate of a justice of the peace or…

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Item 1 is a grade card issued to Roy Maddock-Lyon after his medical examination in Chester, 18 December 1942
Item 2 is a letter enlisting Roy Maddock-Lyon into the RAFVR, dated 29th June 1943.

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Notice of postponement of calling up for Albert Cluett.

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State pay as under training armourer of two shillings a day and detail joining instructions.

MCluettAV120946-150515-05.pdf
Issued to Cluett, Albert Victor on 23 November 1940 and contains personal details.

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States 1136657 A.C.2. Raettig Dennis William is under training and is due to receive 2 shillings per day. Slip to be retained until he receives a service identity card.

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Blank form with space for signature and date and providing conditions of the contract of enlistment. Followed by questions put to the recruit before enlistment requesting personal details, nationality, trade/employment, marital status, any civil…

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Blank application form requesting personal details and desired service

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Document detailing allowances for family and dependants as well as special allowances for other financial obligations.

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Official letter with reference to application to enlist in Royal Air Force Reserve giving instructions for Dennis Raettig to attend recruiting cenre in Hull on 15 January 1941 for vacancy as 'Ach u/t Flight Mechanic (E/A)'.

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Enlistment notice for G J North into the Royal Air Force reserve with instructions to report to Uxbridge on 21 February 1940

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A group portrait of airmen wearing tunic and side caps in eight rows on a staircase. In the background a building with the top of doors. Captioned 'A.C,R,C St John's Wood London 1943'. Second photograph is same as the first with no title.

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At the top a postponement of calling up for service document with G Bubb service number name and address. Dated 21 MAy 1941. States that recipient should report when ordered, In the meantime will remain in the reserve without pay or allowances and…

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Grade card front page contains registration number SPF 20606 and George Bubb's name and address filled in. Date examined on was 29 June 1940. Grade one. At the bottom signatures of chairman of the board and G Bubb. Centre right is stamp of Birmingham…

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Front page contains general conditions of contract and has signature of George Bubb and is dated 7 May 1941. At the bottom a signature of officer or non-commissioned officer serving the notice. Inside pages contain certified copy of attestation and…

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Military medical grade card for David Boldy

S78Sqn19361201v30026.pdf
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.…

BPayneTPPayneTPv1.pdf
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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Fred Hooker was a mid-upper gunner on 102 Squadron at RAF Pocklington, where he flew three operations before being shot down. Born in Hartley Wintney in 1924, Fred’s first experience of the RAF was visiting RAF Odiham as a member of the Air…

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A certificate of discharge from the Territorial Army, Royal Engineers for Peter Hattersley. It notes that he enlisted in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

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Ken Beard served as a rear gunner during the Second World War. He has been a member of The Salvation Army all his life and his faith played a huge role in helping him through the horrors of war. Awarded a scholarship at Retford Grammar School, he…

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Gives personal details and lists document attached.

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A brief note accepting John into the RAF.
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