WOMEN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE [Main Title]

Catalogue number
  • IWM 1107-2
Department
Film
Production date
1918
Place made
GB
Subject period
Dimensions
  • whole: Number Of Items/reels/tapes 1
Creator
Category
film

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Object description

Everyday life for WRAF members on an RAF coastal station, probably near Hastings, summer 1918.

Physical description

35mm

Full description

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.

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