Various RAF personnel



Various RAF personnel
Lunch at WAAF Officers Mess


A group of RAF officers and members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force all standing apart from two who are kneeling in front. All are wearing uniform tunics. In the background trees. Captioned in white ink. Submitted with description 'Lunch at WAAF Officers' Mess Syerston Sep 1943. Left to right: (standing) W/Cdr R E Baxter, F/Lt Cobb, S/Ldr Cousens, S/O Yvonne Raven, S/O Susan Sandeman-Allen, S/Ldr Howroyd, S/O Jean Barrow, W/Cdr Penman; (seated) F/O Eve Bennett plus a WAAF S/O "Mary"'.
Bottom - an RAF officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet seated behind a desk. an airman is standing on the left in front of the desk holding papers. Submitted with description 'W/Cdr John "Dim" Wooldridge seated with an unidentified Canadian airman standing'.



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Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page


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