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WOMEN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE [Main]

  • Country: GB
  • Year: 1918
  • Runtime: 11 mins
  • Description:
    Everyday life for WRAF members on an RAF coastal station, probably near Hastings, summer 1918.

    Some of the women work driving or doing maintenance work on RAF cars and lorries. One woman changes the tyre on a staff car, but is unable to get the inner tube detached from the tyre, even with the help of another woman. A male groundcrew member finally has to help. Some of the women play cricket outside their hut. Other women sit outside the cookhouse peeling potatoes; more join in. Inside the cookhouse the women cook and wash up. One woman does preparation work on an aerial camera, which a groundcrew member arrives to collect, also giving her a photograph to identify, which she does using reference books. Women act as waitresses in the officers' mess.

  • Keywords: EFG1914
    World War I
    Royal Air Force, Women's Royal Air Force,
    operations, British air - routine
    operations, British air - maintenance
    recreation, British air - sport: cricket
    society, British air - sustenance
    intelligence, military, British - reconnaissance
    equipment, British air - camera: aerial reconnaissance
    31/3(41)
    Hastings area, Sussex, England, UK
    sex
  • Provenance: Imperial War Museums
  • Provider: Imperial War Museums
  • Production company:Royal Air Force
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Sound: Without sound