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    In the RAFVR enlistment notice (1941), it instructs the recruit to bring with him "the enclosed envelope NS 124, completed in accordance with the directions at the top"

    Does anyone have any ideas on the content / use of this envelope?

    Any help much appreciated

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    I was about to mow the lawn, but it is professionally embarrassing for a Met Man to be seen trying to mow a lawn in the Persisting rain!! I'll, therefore, try to give you some pointers.
    The Ministry of Labour was renamed the Ministry of Labour and National Service in late 1939. I think it took over the Conscription nitty-gritty - including (possibly) the RAFVR Enlistment reporting details. That last sentence is unenlightened supposition.
    However, your 'NS 124' envelope does seem to me to be a 'National Service' form number. That is a reasonable bet (better than para 2 above!!). As to its purpose, all I can think of is some NoK details? (I took something similar with me when I went to Cardington on NS in the early 50's)
    You may have to go to TNA and ferret in the Min of Labour & Nat Svc archives to see if anything falls out of the woodwork.
    HTH
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    Peter

    Thanks for delaying your lawn mowing so that you could respond!

    I hadn't thought about NS being National Service, so that may help me focus my search. My thinking was that it could only contain:

    (a) a form to record medical details [but ruled that out]
    (b) a form to record personal details, including next of kin, marriage details and children details
    (c) a blank Notice Paper [Form 2168]

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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Would bet some of your pension on (b)
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    Peter

    It makes sense, so I will ride with (b), until such time as we can be proven wrong.

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    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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