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Ex-WAAF servicewoman Hilda Burston was barely out of her teens when the tragedy and gallantry of the Second World War unfolded.
A WAAF Telephonist's Tale
My own 'war story' began in earnest in 1942 when, impatient to do my 'bit' in the struggle against Nazism, I enlisted for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. I commenced my basic training at RAF Innsworth, and well do I remember my grief at having my lovely brown locks chopped short by the camp barber. Thereafter, I was soon posted to a succession of airfields in my role as a telephonist with Bomber Command…
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