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  • Tags: recruitment

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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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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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Gives personal details and lists document attached.

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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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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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Welcome to the Royal Air Force and that selection for aircrew training is a great distinction. Explains how waiting list works and explains why he will have to wait. Encourages him to keep fit while waiting and to carry on with current job.

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A message from the RAF welcoming Homer Lawson into the RAF.

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A message from the Secretary of State for Air welcoming airmen into the RAF.

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Welcome letter congratulating recipient on being selected for aircrew training with immediate entry. Goes on to exhort recipient to keep fit and that the honour of the Royal Air Force is in recipient hands.

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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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Two forms, the first partially completed by Jose.
The second completed by Jose.

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Transcript of F Dunn's memoir describing life before and after joining the RAF. Includes induction and starting off in the RAF in England and then sea voyage to South Africa and then initial training in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

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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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Thomas' Notice Paper, Certified Copy of Attestation and Oath.

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A poem written in December 1942 after her first love was shot down over France. After his death Betty resolved to join the Royal Air Force and became a wireless operator. According to a note, she later found out that some of what she wrote down went…

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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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Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…

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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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Telegram to Desmond O’Connell from the Royal Air Force with instructions to report via a specific train at London King’s Cross.

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

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Starting with conscription in 1942 as a flight mechanic at RAF Skegness. Working up to a flight engineer but failing as he started working at RAF Halton training as a flight mechanic, then attending a fitter course. Volunteered for the flight…
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