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NAAFI Girlsicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was just finishing my coffee and getting to know Nellie, the other assistant and the cook, when this...

The Women's Voluntary Service(WVS) in WWIIicon for Recommended story

Mother had many other women helping her so when war came along and she was asked to start many new...

Mary Elmes' NAAFI Adventuresicon for Recommended story

Joan then became W/297413 Drury A.M.. Mary returned to Bridgnorth and then 6 weeks later went to HQ at 44...

NAAFI Days in Woodhouse Eavesicon for Recommended story

I was posted to a place called Garrett's Hay near Woodhouse Eaves and I arrived at Quorn Station with a...

WRVS Incident, May 1945icon for Recommended story

When daylight came W.V.S members were told to prepare meals for the whole town as the British Restaurant...

Women's Volunteer Service - Birkenheadicon for Recommended story

During the six weeks we were in the docks, Birkenhead became "The Target for Tonight". On the...

Photographs from a NAAFI girlicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Mostly we were stationed at Victora and we'd serve cakes and tea for the men coming home on leave....

NAFFI Lifeicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I joined the NAFFI in 1941 at Bridgnorth Open Air From there I was transferred to Atcham, Shrewsbury, and...

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Another photograph to add to the story at "Photographs from a NAAFI Girl", showing a group of...

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The War Years by Jean Bowman

The few of us had lunch and then Jerry and I took Dad and Uncle Will to Kings Cross Station to catch...

WRVS Fatality

We lay our wreath in remembrance of the 261 members of the WRVS who were killed on duty in the Second World...

Recollections of the W.V.S. 1939-1942

In August, the Dorking and Horley District Council requisitioned ‘Thornbury’ — a large...

Memories of the Second World War by Betty Pickles

The uniform provided consisted of: 2 Shirts 1 Jumper 1 Overcoat 1 Pair of Breeches 1 Pair of Socks 1 Hat 1...

WRVS Bembridge Report

Telephone request received from Mr. Leal, County Salvage Officer, for two clerks to attend at Bembridge...

WRVS Report

At 11.45p.m. we were rung up by the ARP to ask if we would open up the Canteen as it had been...

WRVS Report Newport IW

At St. John's Road Mrs. Jackson reports that 47 people spent the night and several others dropped in...

A Young Woman's Vivid Memories.icon for Story with photo

She never saw the friend again because Dillaways received a direct hit a few minutes later. First Lord...

NAAFI Volunteer Memories

For the men working on the airfield loading up the bombs on the planes ready for take off, we had a caravan...

Women’s Auxiliary Corps (INDIA) 1942icon for Story with photo

In Jhansi, North India I stayed with my Uncle Dr Albert Gomez for a year... I received my first two...

Me and the Girlsicon for Story with photo

Worse than hell at times So many don't realise Spending a well-earned penny Friends together A real...

Mary Pritchardicon for Story with photo

Worse than hell at times So many don't realise Spending a well-earned penny Friends together A real...

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