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  • Tags: Women’s Auxiliary Air Force

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A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

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head and shoulders portrait of Jean Smith from her left side, in uniform, smiling, inscribed ’With love Jean 1943’.

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom, on their wedding day. Both are in uniform, Wanda has a small bouquet.

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Wanda Szuwalska and her groom kneeling before a priest on their wedding day.

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Black and white landscape group photograph of several airmen and airwomen gathered in a group photograph, some sitting, some standing taken with a Nissan hut in the background, Wanda Szuwalska at the front centre of photograph is holding a bouquet.

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RAF Form 1304 issued to Wanda Gawel. Discharged on compassionate grounds.

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Ken and Margaret (his eventual wife) standing by a road sign to Troutbeck in the Lake District.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Tells of early life in London, joining the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force in 1941 and training as a driver. Relates experiences at RAF Scampton and then with 57 Squadron as a tractor driver pulling bomb trolleys. Subsequently went to East Kirkby.…

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp

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A head a shoulders image of Sylvia Trapp and her husband. Both are in uniform, he has a bomb aimer brevet.

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A portrait of Sylvia Trapp in uniform.

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Muriel Blake kneeling on the ground with three civilian men standing behind her. On the reverse 'Armstrong Sidley[sic] Mech RAF Mepal 1944'.

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28 airwomen arranged in three rows. Initial Training Course, 1944. Muriel is third from right in the back row. On the reverse 'RAF Wilmslow Training Camp'.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

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Muriel Blake's diary with only entries from 6 March to 19th.

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Writes about exams and passing. Mentions leave possibility and church parade. Speculates over embarkation and writes of being re-equipped. Writes of friends experience of air raid on Bath. Writes of witnessing a Me 109 attack on fishing boat and…

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Bill writes home describing his experience of Christmas 1941 and the antics of his fellow cadets with the involvement of much alcohol and a 'limited supply of WAAFs'. He writes that his time at Aberystwyth is nearly over and he contemplates the next…

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Twenty two Royal Air Force and Woman's Auxiliary Air Force members of a band standing, wearing tunic uniform, in two rows. Most are holding musical instruments. In the centre of the front row are a male and a female officer standing behind a pile of…

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Three women, one sitting in front and the other two kneeling and standing behind all with hands on shoulders of the one in front of them. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

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Two prints of an image of nineteen service personnel including airmen and four members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in two rows in front of a Mosquito. In the background trees. Noted as being '109 Squadron Wyton'.…

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Forty two members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting and standing in four rows. A male RAF Officer is sitting in the middle of the second row up. In the background a wooden hut with two windows.

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Margaret is standing in uniform in front of flowers and Nissen huts.

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29 airwomen arranged in three rows. Margaret is seated, fourth from right. Behind is a prefabricated building with 'WIN' painted at a door.

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Four seated on a rug and three kneeling behind. Margaret is front row, far left. Behind are nissen huts.

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Margaret is kneeling at the front of a group of five WAAFs. Behind are Nissen huts and flowers.

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Margaret is at the back row, left. Three are sitting on a grassy mound and three are standing behind.
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