The remarkable history of the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
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Celebrating the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
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The Recruits as Marine School Trainees with BOAC Poole, commenced in 1943 with use of the Marinecraft Unit base formerly of Imperial Airways (following the relocation of the Flying Boat Fleet from Southampton), close to Airways House at Poole, and with its yard for the equipment, handcarts etc.
The Trainees were issued with a practical oufit akin to that of the MCU Seamen, with the excellent close-
‘British Airways’ (with a number) also appeared on MCU Launches. These were maintained at the Launch House beyond Poole Bridge and were moored alongside Poole Quay, in Fishermen’s Dock and at the Pierhead of the newly opened Marine Terminal at Salterns in-
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Marine School of BOAC at Poole with a Syllabus for the Seawomen
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