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HomeRAF Warmwell Air StationIn the Summer of 1941 the armed services were recruiting like mad.

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In the Summer of 1941 the armed services were recruiting like mad. — 2 Comments

  1. My Mum was at Warmwell (WAAF) and was an RT Operator there from 40 to I think 1943 when she was moved up to North Berwick. Her name was Helen Laird. Her Job was to listen for strays and lost aircraft and bring them back. She used to tell me stories of Johnny Johnstone and Ginger Lacey (his Bounce Spit is at High Wycombe airfield and still flies, I was astonished when I came across it).

    She kept a scrap book of grateful officers pilot wings who she brought home safely. I would like to be re-united with that if anyone knows where it is? It vanished mysteriously just be fore she was posted.

    She taught me morse code too!! What a Mum!

    A few who didn’t make it are buried at the church nearby, One woman, an auxiliary pilot, was killed when a hangar door was blown of by a bomb the day she arrived, she told me about it and I found her in this cemetery in 2012, Imagine that.

    So many stories. Kept a boy enthralled for years, if you knew her do get in touch!!

    Paul@engineeredsolutions.info I would love to hear from you.

    • PAUL!! That is a wonderful comment to add to this site… My apologies for just realising it is there.

      If you have any further information, we’d love to hear about it…. Pictures? If you have any you’d like to share, please do and also our Facebook page is open for as much as you like to add

      Many thanks again Paul

      Mike

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