Women's Auxiliary Air Force, RAF and RCAF people.

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Title

Women's Auxiliary Air Force, RAF and RCAF people.

Description

left page:
Top - course photograph with a large group of members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in three rows with wooden hut in the background. Captioned 'Senior NCOs Admin Course, RAF Wilmslow, March 1944'.
Bottom - document with the names of all members of the senior NCOs administrative course at RAF Wilmslow in photograph above.
Right page:
Top left - two member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in uniform standing in front of a road. Captioned 'WRCAF Officers at Leeming'.
Top centre - an airman wearing tunic with half brevet and peaked cap standing between two member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in uniform with stone wall behind. Captioned 'Leeming wedding, L Arleen R Betty, centre: Sid Heusby'.
Top right - blurred photograph of people coming out of church. Captioned 'Wedding at Leeming church, probably summer 1944'.
Second row left - a woman in civilian dress standing leaning on a wooden gate. Captioned 'Cynthia in civvies, Leeming Sept 1944'.
Second row centre - several RAF/RCAF officers standing outside a church. Captioned 'Leeming wedding, l French Canadian observer, centre F/O Fogg (Foggy) R Sid [....], last two are [....]'.
Second row right - four members of Women's Auxiliary Air Force standing in front of a stone wall. Captioned 'Leeming wedding, L Arleen (Canadians), centre Esther organiser of the "Y", v popular (Canadian), R Betty Lennon (English)'.
Third row centre - a man and three women in civilian clothes sitting on a swinging bench seat. Captioned 'Joey with Al & Betty's family'.
Third row right - an airman sitting at a desk between beds with picture on wall above. Captioned 'Alex, serious Canadian who married Arleen at the end of the war'.
Bottom left - two airmen wearing tunics standing either side of a woman wearing civilian clothes. Captioned '2 other Canadians in Al's crew with Mrs Lennon at Leeming. the crew were "our crew" - all of us devastated when they "went" with PFF'.
Bottom centre - photograph of same group as in photograph above. Captioned 'Al at L on a visit to Betty Lennon (2cd left) with her sister and mother. At first at Leeming then the crew volunteered for PFF - they all died summer 1944'.
Bottom right - blurred photograph of four people in uniform, two sitting and two standing either side. Captioned 'Leeming: L Cynthia Barry. Connie [.....], R Sylvia'.

Date

1944-09
1944-03
1944

Temporal Coverage

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Format

Twelve b/w photographs and one handwritten document all mounted on two album pages

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PFieldPL19080003

Transcription

[photograph]
SENIOR NCOs ADMIN. COURSE
RAF WILMSLOW March 1944

[underlined] SENIOR NCOs ADMINISTRATIVE COURSE RAF WILMSLOW [/underlined]
MARCH 1944
[underlined] Back Row [/underlined]
(Left to Right)
Sgt. Patterson (“Pat”)
Sgt. Carter
Sgt. [indecipherable name]
Sgt. Link
Sgt. Jones
Sgt. Bulman
Sgt. Boyle (“Jock”)
Sgt. Elaine Rose
Sgt. Jeanne Thompson
Sgt. Philips
Sgt. Marie Dressler

[underlined] 2nd Row [/underlined] {Left to Right)
F/S Saunders
Sgt. Stevens (“Steve”)
F/O Williams
Sgt. [indecipherable name] Owen
Sgt. Halford
Sgt. June Radcliffe
Sgt. Me [inserted][indecipherable words][/inserted]
Sgt. Betty Charmer
F/S Suffolk
Sgt. Hazel Pettey
Sgt. Macdonald (“Mac”)
Sgt. June King
Sgt. Eileen Page

[underlined] FRONT ROW [/underlined] (L to R)
Sgt. Openshaw
Sgt. Audrey Thomas (“Dessy”)
Sgt. Woods-Halle
Sgt. Taylor
Sgt. Margaret Edger
[underlined] S/O Warren [/underlined]
[underlined] F/S Lauren [/underlined] [inserted][indecipherable words][/inserted]
Sgt. Murray
Sgt. Katie Stephenson
Sgt. Pam [indecipherable name]
Sgt. Vicki Margies [indecipherable name]
F/S Holwell

[underlined] SEATED ON MAT [/underlined]
Sgt. Molly Parrish [inserted][indecipherable words][/inserted]
Sgt. Jones

[page break]

[photograph]
WRCAF Officers at Leeming

[photograph]
LEEMING WEDDING
L. Arleen R Betty
Centre: Sid Hewsby

[photograph]
Wedding at Leeming church – probably Summer 1944.

[photograph]
Cynthia in civies
Leeming
Sept. 1944

[photograph]
LEEMING WEDDING:
L. French Canadian Observer
Centre. F/O [indecipherable words] R. Sid Hewsby
LAST 2 are English.

[photograph]
LEEMING WEDDING
L. Arleen (Canadian)
Centre ESTHER, organiser of the 'Y' V. popular (Canadian)
R. Betty Lennon {English)

[photograph]
Joey with Al & Betty's family

[photograph]
Alex, Serious Canadian who married Arleen at the end of the war

[photograph]
2 other Canadians in Al's crew, with Mrs Lennon. At Leeming the crew were [underlined] 'our' [/unerlined] crew' – all of us devastated when ‘went’ with PFF.

[photograph]
Al at L. on a visit to Betty Lennon (2nd. L) With her sister and mother.
Al first at Leeming then he & crew volunteered for PFF – they all died. Summer 1944

[photograph]
LEEMING: L. CYNTHIA BARRY
C. CONNIE WAHLSTRAND. R. SYLVIA.

Citation

“Women's Auxiliary Air Force, RAF and RCAF people. ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37067.

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