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Betty Turner served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force with Bomber Command at 92 Group Headquarters, Winslow, and later at RAF Great Massingham, reaching the rank of leading aircraftswoman. She recounts living in chilly stables, being quite bored…

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Barbara Bulleyment worked at a department store in Boston until she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and was initially stationed at 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford and then 209 Maintenance Unit at Broughton. She recounts her life as an equipment…

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William Barfoot in dress uniform and side cap with white flash is standing outside a house, arm-in-arm with his wife who wears Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform. A sailor is on the right hand side; his cap ribbon reads 'HM Patrol Vessels'.

The…

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Mrs Barfoot in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force dress uniform with cap at Brandon, standing in front of a house porch.

The description of this item is partially based on information provided by the donor. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs Barfoot in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform at Brandon.

The description of this item is partially based on information provided by the donor. This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in…

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An air commodore is taking the salute from a Women‘s Auxiliary Air Force march past. The air commodore is standing on a temporary structure with cloth, low post and rope fence. There are buildings in the background with overhead services.

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Three-quarter length portrait of a leading leading aircraftswoman wearing tunic, peaked hat, shirt, tie and gauntlets standing in front of Nissen hut. On the reverse 'To Jackie, love and best wishes from Johnny'

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Half-length portrait of a Women’s Auxiliary Air Force sergeant, without hat. She is looking at the camera.

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In front of a building, ten women are standing outside a building while a man, in the middle, is sitting. All are in work clothing, three women wear collar and ties. On the reverse 'SKELLINGTHORPE COOKHOUSE STAFF 1942-43 (10)'.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Liz Eady in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform, looking at the camera. She is wearing shirt, tie, and tunic.

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Head and shoulders portrait of Liz Eady in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform, looking sideways. She wears shirt, tie, and tunic and cap.

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Five Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel, three standing and two crouched, are in front of a brick building. One is without tunic, another wears non-standard headscarf. A dog is partially visible. On the reverse:
'RAF
Waddington
May 1945…

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Entries cover the period from 29 October 1942 (call up) to 4 May 1941 (discharge).

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A poem sent to Betty Turner's friend Billy to celebrate their 80th. Betty describes the wartime hardships she endured, hint at the bereavement after the loss of the men she loved, stresses the sense of duty toward her country, friendship and…

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A poem written in December 1942 after her first love was shot down over France. After his death Betty resolved to join the Royal Air Force and became a wireless operator. According to a note, she later found out that some of what she wrote down went…

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Head and shoulders portrait of Betty Turner in Women's Auxiliary Air Force uniform. On the reverse 'Blk peak Blk band Gold Badge - RAF cap blue Blk tie, pale blue shirt, Uniform greyblue'.

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Head and shoulder portrait of Mary Hadden (nee Dancy) in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform.

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Five Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel, no rank insignia visible, are arranged in a single file in front of a structure with a barbed wire fence extending from one side. The uppermost of the two copies has been defaced, the lower appears to…

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Gladys Gildersleve was working for a laboratory when she decided to join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. She began her training at RAF Bridgenorth and at RAF Morecambe. Her first posting was to barrage balloons at Swansea Docks. She eventually…

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Portrait of Gladys Gildersleve in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force uniform at RAF Shenington.

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14 Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel at Morecambe with a road and a row of buildings visible in the background. They are arranged in two rows, with the first row seated on a park bench, the second standing behind the first. There is a corporal…

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Two servicewomen in shirtsleeves, ties and peaked hats stand alongside a brick enclosure. In the background, a single story building with open windows.

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Four Women's Auxiliary Air Force in battledress standing in front of a low wall. The two women on the left are leading aircraftswomen. In the background trees and to the right a bicycle

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Full face portrait of a member of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force

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Group portrait of twelve members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in two rows in shirtsleeves. Front row is sitting, rear row standing. Third from the left in the front row is a section officer, all the others are non-commissioned. In front a small…
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