British aircraftwoman served with Women's Auxiliary Air Force in GB, 1942-1945
REEL 1: Background in Barnes, GB, 1921-1939: family including father sculptor Percy Metcalfe; education at St Paul's and Kingston Art School. Recollections of period with Women's Auxiliary Air Force in GB, 1942-1945: question of reputation of Auxiliary Territorial Service; description of role as plotter in Newcastle and Eglington, Northern Ireland; attitude to role as plotter; problem of IRA threats to British service personnel; story of twin sister's pregnancy and dismissal from Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
REEL 2 Continues: attitude to sexual matters and question of morality; story of pregnant WAAFs being dismissed from service; posted to fighter station in Exeter and description of duties as plotter; moved to Ground Control Interception and description of duties; question of sexual discrimination and relations with male colleagues; opinion of NCOs.
REEL 3 Continues: story of attempting to gain entry to Officer Cadet Training Unit; posted to Kingswear radar station, Brixham, and description of duties; story of witnessing US troop exercises at Start Point and Slapton Sands and attack by German E-boats; question of protection of radar stations around Devon coast; description of landing craft in Torbay; question of rumours about casualties and burial pits; story of being told all US troops in Slapton Sands exercise were black; reasons for unpopularity of US troops in area; demobilisation. Reflections on period of service with Women's Auxiliary Air Force.