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Adelaide Martin (1923-). Women's Auxiliary Air Force, Tanygroes

Adelaide Martin served as a Flight Mechanic in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during World War Two. Interviewed in May 2021, Adelaide recounted her childhood in Northamptonshire, joining the WAAF's, training as a Flight Mechanic in Hednesford and then a 3yr posting to Little Rissington in Gloucestershire. There she formed friendships which lasted a life-time, a bond with the young aircrew who took off in the aircraft she and her other WAAFs had repaired, serviced and maintained for them, and during a leave break back home in 1943 met her future husband, John Martin, at a dance. Adelaide and John remain married some 78yrs after they first met by chance at the dance and have lived in Ceredigion for many years.

This collection consists of a written description which resulted from an interview with Adelaide in May 2021, photo taken by the interviewer of Adelaide and John, and photos taken of Adelaide's wartime autograph book which contains hand-drawings, poems and autographs of the female and male RAF personnel she served with at RAF Little Rissington between 1943-46.

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