Bluebirds

by Margaret Mayhew | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0552152439 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jacquidore of Torpoint, Cornwall United Kingdom on 10/28/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by jacquidore from Torpoint, Cornwall United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
1939- And in the back of a three ton lorry, a strangely assorted group of young women bumped over the road to RAF Colston. They were the first of the Waafs.
Barmaids mixed with secretaries and debutantes. They had appalling living quarters and no uniforms. And, worst of all, the Station Commander, David Palmer, didn't want them. They were a nuisance, unable to do the work of men, and undoubtedly they would collapse and panic if the station was bombed.
Felicity Newman, the officer in charge of the girls, took the scathing criticism with a red fae and in angry silence, then began to try and mould the ragtag bunch of girls into a disciplined fighting unit.
As the war progressed, so the girls showed their worth - behaving heroically under fire, supporting the pilots with their steadfast strenght, loyalty and often their lovel - a love that was sometimes tragic, sometimes passionate, but always courageous.
An insite into the beginnings of the WAAF. having loaned the book to Edna and ex-WRAF womens Roayl Airforce, she said things were very much like that even in later years. Historically true.

Journal Entry 2 by jacquidore at Torpoint, Cornwall United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (11/24/2009 UTC) at Torpoint, Cornwall United Kingdom

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