When researching the show a few years ago Wayne Vincent was lucky enough to meet Eileen Younghusband who, as a member of the WAAF
, worked in the Filter Room calculating targets of the Luftwaffe's bombing fleets.
Undeterred by this rejection, Joyce approached the WAAF
, who were prepared to accept her without her birth certificate - but her mother refused to sign her application form as she was under 18.
ONE of Tyneside's last surviving WAAFs
- who kept a secret map which saved men's lives - has died at the age of 95.
was formed 75 years ago and 65 years ago it changed its name to WRAF.
SECRET SERVICE: Doreen Uff in her WAAF
days before marrying Ronald Rock.
Also both my husband and myself served our country in the WAAF
and RAF for two years, so M Hornby get your facts right.
Elspeth was soon promoted to corporal, giving her the responsibility over many other WAAF
As members of a small and select group of Cypriot women who joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF
) in the 1940s, they had access to a working and social life that was forbidden to many women of the time.
"It features brave men such as Group Captain Larry Osbourne OBE, the first Afro-Caribbean Officer to reach this rank having joined from Trinidad as a Navigator in 1943 and women like the Indian Princess Noor Inayat Khan (WAAF
) GC MBE, who was the first woman operator to infiltrate occupied France during World War II and received the George Cross.
Sand in My Shoes: Wartime Diaries of a WAAF
. Joan Rice.
Kauffer was at Roedean, with plans to go to Grenoble University, but because of the war, studied only a few terms at Manchester University before joining the WAAF
. She married Peter Rendall in 1944 and continued to write poetry until her death.
As Churchill said, it was that country's "finest hour." When she reached 19 years of age Joan was able to join the WAAF
and the pages of her book become quite exciting.