Memoirs of a WAAF
A true account of Daphne Dangerfield’s first year in the WAAF during WW2 in 1942
Memoirs of a WAAF is a true story, about the life of 18 year-old Daphne Dangerfield (my Mum), during her first year in service, from 1942 to 1943, in the second world war, based on her diaries, written in secret. She kept a diary about her daily experiences, thoughts, worries and boyfriends!
Her initial training at Gloucester and Cranwell and her subsequent first year as a Radio Telephone Operator (RTO) at Bradwell Bay in Essex. She talks about the good times – at dances, trips to The Green Man and The Cricketers, and meeting many boyfriends amongst the regular arrivals of new squadrons. As well as her journeys back home, allowed with special permission. But the sad occasions too, when friends or comrades were killed in action.
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