Women in Uniform

Women have played an important role in wartime, working in diverse roles including nursing, teaching and farming and as clerks, fitters, cooks, pilots, drivers, anti-aircraft gun operators, decoders, RADAR operators and spies.

In this ‘Focus on…’ feature we profile individual women and some of the organisations in which they served. Using diverse documents including pension records, diaries, census entries and service records, we cover a 100-year time period from the Crimean War to World War II.

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