Memorandum entitled: Army and Air Force special recruiting drive. Dated 20 January 1943.
- Created By
- Women's War Service Auxiliary
- Palmerston North
- Community Tags
WOMENS WAR SRVICE AUXILIARY
190 Lambton Quay
20th January, 1943
CIRCULAR MEMORANDUM No. 69.
To all Committees:
ARMY & AIR FORCE SPECIAL RECRUITING FRIVE
A special drive is being made for anti-aircraft personnel
for Radio Location work in the Air Force, and Anti-Aircraft work
in the Army. This campaign which started on Sunday night with
a talk over the air will be continuing for approximately four weeks
and Committees are asked to assist in obtaining as many applications
for this work as possible.
In the major provincial towns it is desired that W.W.S.A.
offices should be opened on three Friday nights, commencing on the
29th January. Also, if the Committees think it advisable a special
[recruiting] depot can be opened for two or three weeks to meet the
demand and to issue application forms.
In Centres where there is a local A.T.C. office application
forms will be obtainable there also. The advertising is being taken
care of from Wellington, but in local papers the address of the
W.W.S.A. office or Secretarys residence will be inserted as a guide
to intending applicants.
IMPORTANT & URGENT.
Local ATC offices are being instructed to take their applications
DAILY to the W.W.S.A. office and it is important that the W.W.S.A
Secretary or whoever is in charge should take (or post as the case
may be) all the applications forms DAILY to the Man-power officer.
All applications are to be marked Army Anti-Aircraft and
Air Force Radio Location on the top left hand corner. It is
very important that this instruction should be carried out so as to
avoid any delay whatsoever.
There will be a series of newspaper advertisements and it
is definitely desired that no local advertisements be inserted by
the W.W.S.A. Full information sheets in connection with this work
are going forward with this circular and it is desired that a very
special effort be made by the Committees to enlist as many women
as possible for this work. If your office is short of application
forms or forms of any description, please send a telegram to this
office and same will be supplied immediately.
The objective is a very important one as these women are
required most urgently and therefore the help and co-operation of
your Committee is requested so that we may have representation from
every Town in the Dominion.