Focus On... Women in Uniform
 
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Introduction
Nurses in the Crimea
Nurses in the British Army
Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps
Scottish Women's Hospitals
Women's Royal Naval Service
Women in WWII
Links
Credits
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Recruitment poster for WAAC "Every girl who enlists in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps releases a man for the British Expeditionary Forces". Ministry of	National Service: Records. WAAC in France. 1920 Recruitment poster for WAAC "Every girl who enlists in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps releases a man for the British Expeditionary Forces"
Ministry of National Service: Records. WAAC in France. 1920

The National Archives' Catalogue: NATS 1/109National Archives' Catalogue - Opens in a new window - Opens in a new window

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.

The wealth of information available to family historians is vast and it is often difficult for the beginner to know where to begin. Although we have not been able to cover all of the services in detail, our sources pages in each section give you information on how we researched this project, along with pointers to help you to find out more for yourself.

'Women in Uniform' will give you an insight into the variety of records you can use to research your female ancestors who were members of any of the featured services.

Wherever you see the Glossary symbol, there is a link to a glossary. The National Archives' Catalogue symbol indicates a link to the National Archives' Catalogue.

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