Interview with Margaret Habberfield

Title

Interview with Margaret Habberfield

Description

Margaret Habberfield was born in 1923. At sixteen she joined the Royal Air Force after giving her age as eighteen. She began her six-week general training at Harrogate and was billeted with around 20 other girls. Margaret was then posted to RAF Upwood and RAF Stormy Down. She was a telephonist in signals and worked eight-hour shifts. Margaret was in charge of eight Women’s Auxiliary Air Force members; became corporal and eventually sergeant. Her social life included darts, physical training and attending dances in the town. She learned to play the bugle and joined a band when transferred to RAF Stormy Down in South Wales. After the war Margaret stayed in Wales and became a nurse. She met her husband and had a daughter.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

2018-01-11

Contributor

Sue Smith

Rights

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Format

00:20:49 audio recording

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Identifier

AHabberfieldM180111

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Citation

Annie Moody, “Interview with Margaret Habberfield,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 4, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10844.

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