WAAF Records

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Ka7en, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Ka7en

    Ka7en Member

    Iv been doing my family tree for years now and it's just occurred to me that iv never come across anything at all to do with my great nan who was I think in the WAAF.

    How easy is it to find their service numbers? Any more difficult then anyone else serving in WW2?


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  2. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

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  3. Ka7en

    Ka7en Member

    Hi thanks for that, she's not coming up at all.
    Her name isn't common so that wouldn't be an issue.
    I might just send off for them..an see what comes back if anything.

    Thank you
  4. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

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  5. Ka7en

    Ka7en Member

    I'll try and do that now.

    Thanks Ross
  6. Reid

    Reid Historian & Architectural Photographer

    My nan doesn't appear in either of these, but I contacted the RAF records department (many years ago) and was sent a colour photocopy of her service record. It was *very* light-on: it didn't even mention her War Medal but did provide me with some dates.

    Admittedly she was discharged a couple of years after enlistment, due to pregnancy, so that might be the reason for such limited information.
  7. Ka7en

    Ka7en Member

    Iv just found out she wasn't even in the WAAF but the ATS.. Glad u checked lol

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