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Children Flying by Helen Rodwell

Please tell us about yourself:
I am an eighty-year-old widow used to waiting all my life and now I’ve finished. I am the middle of five daughters, who joined the WAAF at 19 and enjoyed it. Demobbed and married two years later. My husband joined Army Post Office and I followed him around Tripoli, Cyprus, Germany and Kenya. I came home with four children and started work in a local shop, then Telephone Exchange and lastly went into Local Government, where I stayed till I was 63. I couldn’t settle, so helped my hairdresser 2 days a week, have finished now – just go sequence dancing every week at RAF Radar Reunions and WAAFA re-unions.

What is your story about?
Taking my four children to Kenya in 1959 at ages of 8,5,2 and 7 months.

Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
Because the thoughts of doing it again scares me to death.

What was the experience of making your digital story like?
Strange, I never thought I could have done it!!

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