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BAllnuttFJAllnuttFJv1.pdf
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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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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A brief guide for airmen of all trades and grades to the interior economy of life in the RAF.

This item is available only at the International Bomber Command Centre / University of Lincoln.

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A booklet issued to RAF volunteers on arrival at a Receiving Centre. It summarises what is about to happen to the volunteer.

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

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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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The letter commands Colin to attend a selection board at Padgate.

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A letter sent to Colin commanding him to attend a medical at Preston.

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A card issued to Colin after his medical examination.

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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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