JOINING INSTRUCTIONS OF 1946
ENTRY OF AIRCRAFT APPRENTICES - 1947
Sir (or Madam),
1. In connection with your son's (or ward's) application for enlistment into the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Apprentice, he should, report to, the Royal Air Force Station, Halton, Nr. Aylesbury, Bucks, on 16 January 1947, with a view to attestation, which will be carried out, provided he successfully passes the medical examination, aptitude tests, and interview, and complies with the necessary conditions of entry as laid down in Air Ministry Pamphlet No. 15, a copy of which is already in your possession.
2. A number of documents are enclosed with this letter, which must be completed before enlistment can proceed. It is absolutely necessary that the forms should be completed and disposed of in the way indicated in the forms and in this paragraph. Failure to complete or return a form properly, will cause delay and may lead to the exclusion of your Son or Ward from this entry..
3. Your son (or Ward.) on his reporting for attestation should bring with him his National Registration Identity Card, Clothing, Food and Personal Rationing Cards, and if he has been in civilian employment, his National Health Insurance Card and Unemployment Book
4. If the boy is rejected for any reason he will be issued with a free railway warrant to his home, and you will be informed of the reasons for his rejection. Should the boy, however, refuse to enlist for personal reasons, he must be prepared to make the return journey at his own expense, as a free railway warrant in these circumstances is inadmissible.
5. It is advisable that the boy should bring with him only the minimum amount of clothing etc. which should include towel, soap and night attire, Every boy accepted for service is issued with a complete outfit of uniform, clothing and necessaries as soon as attestation is complete.
6. TRAVELLING ARRANGEMENTS.
A railway warrant for the journey to WENDOVER is enclosed. This warrant is to be used as a ticket and not handed in at the railway booking office. The boy should travel to London to join the 12.55 p.m. train from MARYLEBONE; Station (London and North Eastern Railway) to WENDOVER on the date indicated in the first paragraph of this letter. Every endeavour should be made to travel by this train, on which accommodation has been reserved and the boy should report to a Warrant Officer, who will be in uniform, on the platform at 12.30 p.m. Boys from remote districts who may have to commence the journey on the previous day in order to connect with this train should report to the Railway Transport Officer for instructions for the journey to Wendover,
7. If you, or your son (or Ward) should decide not to proceed with the application for enlistment, will you please return all the enclosures to me immediately in the accompanying envelope, with a statement to that effect.