British schoolchild evacuated from London, 1939-1940; Wren served with Women's Royal Naval Service at outstation of Bletchley Park, GB, 1943-1945; mother of Royal Naval officer serving aboard HMS Invincible during Falklands War, 1982
REEL 1 Background in Canning Town and Ilford, GB, 1925-1939: family; education. Recollections of period as evacuee in GB, 1939-1941: evacuation of her grammar school from Ilford to Ipswich, 1/9/1939; coping with winter in Ipswich, 1939-1940; state of mind as evacuee; second evacuation from Ilford to Blaengarw, 5/1940; move to Aberdare until 5/1941. Recollections of period as Wren working at Eastcote an outstation of Bletchley Park, 1943-1945: joining Wrens, 1943; her duties at Eastcote; working on the Bombes; short period working at Bletchley Park, 1945.
REEL 2 Continues: Recollections of being mother of Royal Navy officer serving aboard HMS Invincible during Falklands War, 1982: role of son Richard as secretary to captain of HMS Invincible; her worries on hearing news of war; her own opposition to war; greeting HMS Invincible and her son on his return to Portsmouth, 17/9/1982.