Share your memories of RAF life

June 21, 2021

A documentary producer is looking for women and men who served in Leuchars or other RAF bases during World War II.

As part of this research, an Enniskillen lady is trying to piece together the wartime years of her mother, Maire, who was in the WAAFs, and was a NAAFI driver in Gloucester after the war.

Maire was a Dublin girl, nicknamed ‘Rebel’ or 'Paddy' on the base because she was from the Republic. She joined up in Liverpool, and during the war spent time in Balloon Command in London, later in Mechanical Transport, and was then part of coastal command which took her to Ballykelly, Limavady and Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland, St Athan in Wales, and eventually to Leuchars in Scotland.

The team would love to speak to people about their own memories of life on any RAF base during the war. Were you in the WAAFs? Or the RAF or the NAAFI? Or perhaps you had some other key role in keeping life on the base going? Do you recognise anyone in these photos?

In the photos of the two girls on the boat, Maire is the one on the right turning around to look at the camera and in the group shot where everyone is in normal clothes, she is the girl bottom left.

If you have memories to share or know someone who does, please call Jennifer on 07906 893 823, or email rebel.patricia.joseph@gmail.com

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