Centenary Virtual Library

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A Hidden Story

On the  News Desk  you will find regular, where possible daily, updates and progress reports as we roll out the Library.

Monthly Research from  CHS

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The Story of the College Coat of Arms

1949

The Legend Speaks!

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1957

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Packed with stories of the “Father of the RAF”, the then Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Dermot Boyle, pays tribute to the first Chief of the Air Staff.

Presented less than two years after Trenchard’s death, Sir Dermot outlines Trenchard’s career first in the Army and then in the fledgling RAF and explains how the “giant amongst men” sculpted the new service ready for the challenges that would be brought by World War Two.

Boyle’s lecture is peppered with stories illustrating the man’s impishness, kindness and humour.

This recording was of the Inaugural Trenchard Memorial Lecture, which was hosted by the Halton Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society on 20 February 1958.
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1961

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1952

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1955

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PERMANENT ORGANISATION OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Note by the Secretary of State for Air on a Scheme Outlined by the Chief of the Air Staff H. M. Trenchard
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1955

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1955

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Regulations for Admission to the Royal Air Force (Cadet) College. Cranwell . 1923Info

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Autobiography of Wing Commander Aizad Baksh Awan IAF and RPAF.
Graduated in July 1932.
A FASCINATING READ!
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1952

Here from 1935 is Gaumont British’s documentary simply titled “RAF”
Great flying scenes as well as Cranwell Cadets of that pre-war period.
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1959

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Contains earliest movie pictures of Cranwell. Info
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1956

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When the cricket season arrived in England in 1971, Charles represented an RAF side against the Lord's Taverners at Cranwell.
He came in to bat in majestic fashion on horseback, all padded up.
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1957

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Backstage there is a lot going on!

ROBERTS

OFFICER TRAINING NOTES
Relative Ranks in the Service
The Responsibilities of an Officer
Discipline
Officers' Mess - Functions, Membership
Officers' Mess - Accounting, Equipment
Officers' Mess - Etiquette
Dining In Night and Guest Night Procedure
Conventions of Eating and Dining
Social Responsibilities and Social Etiquette
Civiilian Dress and Uniforms
Maintenance of Uniform and Civilian Clothing
Notes on Insurance and Saving
Moral Welfare of Airwomen
Security and the Official Secrets Act
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