With respect, it’s not (please don’t take offence).
What I mean by this is that this document is neither a Squadron Warrant Scroll, specifically authorising your squadron to exist, nor is it a facsimile of the full Royal Warrant that permitted the ATC to be raised in 1941 (or of the subsequent amended Warrants of 1947 and 1968).
It is possible to date your document to having been produced after 1968 because of the use of the word “citizenship” (this exact word didn’t figure in the two earlier versions of the Royal Warrant, but your document has a few other minor differences from the 1968 version that I reckon it’s based upon).
The use of the word “Objects” is a largely-outmoded version of ‘objectives’, and is totally in keeping with the use of that word in the 1968 Warrant.
Other indications of later date include: the reference to the Duke of Edinburgh as Air Commodore-in-Chief, so that places it after 1953; the proportions of the paper, which look to be ISO A4 rather than quarto or foolscap; the colour of the paper, which looks like modern bleached block rather than tinted pulp (btw you’ve done a good job taking a picture of it, hung on the wall).
I can’t make my mind up about the Gothic lettering, which has been used in a well-intentioned attempt to give the document added presence. I wondered if it might have been done using Letraset rather than by hand calligraphy, because it’s very tight and accurate, but the faded red (?) sections are making me wonder if it might have been hand-inked using a stencil?
Please note, it’s been doing a great job, clearly over a number of years, reminding people about what the aims (as they now appear to be referred, rather than ‘objects’).
And you posting it has done something unexpected…it’s made me suddenly realise that there should in theory now be a formally-amended version of the Royal Warrant that’s after this classic semi-1968 extract version.
Does anyone actually have the full text of, and date enacted, of an ATC Royal Warrant which reads (according to Wiki, [strike]so it must be true[/strike]:
[quote]To promote and encourage among young men and women a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.[/quote] (my bold…a post-1981 girls-can-join version?)
Alternatively, does anyone have the full text of, and date enacted, of an ATC Royal Warrant (potentially current) which reads (according to the classic ACP31-1):
[quote]To promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force.[/quote] (my bold…an alternative girls-can-join version).
Just minor differences: but finding three different versions in the opening sentence of ATC’s current(?) Warrant is intriguing. Are we still just covered by the 1968 version (ACP31-1 thought we were, and that paper version is dated 2000…see this link for an old-school PDF of the classic ACP)…or has it been subsequently updated??
ps does anyone want me to post the full 1941, 1947 and 1968 versions?