British NCO served with Women's Auxiliary Air Force attached to Y Service at RAF Kingsdown and RAF Gorleston in GB, 6/1940-9/1943; officer served with Women's Auxiliary Air Force as information coordinator with Y Force attached to Air Intelligence Section, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force at RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore in GB, 1/1944-8/1944 and in North West Europe, 8/1944-5/1945
REEL 1 Aspects of period as civilian in Germany, 1929 and Spain, 1935-1936: learning German language in Germany, 1929; work with export firm in Valencia, Spain, 1935-1936; burning of churches in Valcencia, Spain, 1936; advice to leave Spain, 6/1936; German attitudes towards Versailles Treaty, French and British in Karlsruhe, Germany, 1929. Recollections of period as NCO with Women's Auxiliary Air Service attached to Y Service, RAF at RAF Kingsdown and RAF Gorleston in GB, 6/1940-9/1943: circumstances of enlistment; training experiences; work of Y Service at RAF West Kingsdown; listening to German pilots' radio conversations and passing information to sector headquarters; question of use made of information; difficulties of understanding German pilots' radio conversations; role of Josh Cooper in Government Code and Cipher School and his visit to RAF West Kingsdown.
REEL 2 Continues: learning Morse Code; working and living conditions at RAF West Kingsdown; use of foreign German language speakers; poor living conditions in hostel; listening for E-boats at RAF Gorleston, 1/1941-6/1941; different nature of listening to German Navy; listening to German Observer Corps stationed in Netherlands; attempt to disrupt German night fighter defences by false instructions from RAF West Kingsdown; commissioning and posting away from RAF West Kingsdown. Recollections of period as officer and information coordinator with Y Service, Air Force Intelligence Section, Supreme Allied Headquarters Expeditionary Force at RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore, GB and North West Europe, 1/1944-5/1945: move to RAF Bentley Priory, Stanmore, 1/1944-8/1944; sight of Allied invasion fleet in Solent, 6/1944; watching plots of D-Day invasion in operations room at RAF Bentley Priory, 6/6/1944; move with Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force to France, 8/1944 and to Germany, 4/1945.
REEL 3 Continues: nature of work with Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force; relations with Americans in unit; reception from civilians in France, 8/1944; visit to Paris, France; circumstances of return to GB, 1945; prior recollection of social life at RAF West Kingsdown, 1940-1943.