Giving evidence on behalf of her friend, the WAAC
smilingly told the Stipendiary that they were skitted at times, and added "that when one was alone, one had to put up with these little things." It was all through taking her part that her friend got into trouble.
Mona, who became the first chief controller of the WAAC
, paved the way for women in the military, with many going on to play a major role during World War II and all subsequent conflicts.
hit the streets of Denbigh last week to highlight the alleged cruelty of the modern egg sector.
The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC
) provided many of the military plotters.
Just before Christmas 1939 he was recruited by the newly formed War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC
), part of the Ministry of Information, and in late January 1940 he was appointed as an Admiralty war artist with a salary, uniform grant and living allowance.
But when the nation entered World War II, Smith felt compelled to sign up, and she found her place in the WAAC
band, where she held the rank of sergeant.
She tried to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, or WAAC
, but was rejected.
American women already had a long military history, but it was a history that had largely seen them confined to separate branches such as the WAVES and WAAC
, which called on women to enlist during World War II in order to "free a man to fight." Now women were to be integrated into regular service units.
Part of this article was published in the Western Association for Art Conservation's Newsletter (WAAC
Newsletter), and the author thanks that organization for permission to use the material here.
The emergence of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC
) during World War II is discussed, as is the public response to women being in the military.
In November 1939 the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC
) was established within the Ministry of Information and was chaired by Kenneth Clark.
By the time they finally split up, World War II had begun; seeking purpose and structure for her life, Alice Davey enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC
) in August 1942.