Category: Women's Auxiliary Air Force

Categories: British Women in World War II | Royal Air Force, World War II


This category serves to group profiles and pages related to the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), the female auxiliary of the Royal Air Force during World War II, established on 28 June 1939.

The WAAF was created by absorbing the forty-eight RAF companies of the Auxiliary Territorial Service which had existed since 1938. Conscription of women did not begin until 1941 and only applied to those between 20 and 30 years of age, of which only had the choice of the auxiliary services or factory work. At its peak strength, in 1943, WAAF numbers exceeded 180,000, with over 2,000 women enlisting per week. For more information, see Wikipedia:Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

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Person Profiles (8)

1921 St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
18 Feb 1922 Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom - 08 Jan 2006 photo
1920s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
03 Aug 1912 - 22 Jan 2012
30 Apr 1899 London, England - Feb 1945
01 Oct 1899 Genoa, Italy - 1990
01 Mar 1922 Pretoria, South Africa - 07 Jan 2004
01 Dec 1890 County Monaghan, Ireland - 29 Jul 1960




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