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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps mechanic in a Royal Flying Corps workshop, 1917 (c)

Photograph, World War One (1914-1918), 1918 (c).

As the military demands of the War drained Britain's manpower, the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was formed in 1917 to free up valuable and experienced soldiers from the rear areas for front line service. The women did many different jobs including service as clerks, telephonists, waitresses, cooks, warehouse workers and mechanics.

From an album of 99 photographs relating to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC).

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1995-01-29-87

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1995-01-29-87

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