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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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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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Copy of attestation. Includes questions to be put to recruit before enlistment as well as oath and certificate of attesting officer.

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A brief note accepting John into the RAF.

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To report to No.3 RAF Recruitment Centre Padgate.

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AM Pamphlet 130 giving guidance on expected behaviour, Leave, NAAFI health and work.

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Twp photographs of the RAF Reception Depot at West Drayon, from an album. They are captioned on the image.
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