The merging of the RFC and the RNAS to form the Royal Air Force (RAF) raised fears about losing their specialised female workforce. The WRAF was formed on 1st April 1918 to create a separate women's air service. Their work was divided into clerks and store women, household, technical and non technical. They were not trained at first and recruited according to their existing skills.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
From the late eighteenth century the Industrial Revolution used the labour of women, both single and married. Most women still worked in domestic service, though many worked in textile production and even in coal mines. They often worked in poor conditions and treated unfairly, arguably like the plight of women in countries described as ‘Third World’ today.
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
|Aerial view of Croydon, 1918|