The remarkable history of the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
A Heritage Lottery funded community research project.
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Celebrating the Seawomen of the Marinecraft Unit, and the first BOAC Stewardesses at Poole.
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Jeanne Hudleston (née Robotham) when interviewed courtesy of her website www.froyle.com recalled her WW2 memories serving in the Wrens, from her enlistment in May 1941 at HMS Boscawen in Portland as an ‘immobile’, inc. Promotion to Third Officer WRNS in october 1943 on the staff of Flag Off i/c London, thro’ to VE-
During her six years+ on active service, Jeanne experienced two interesting stints of duty within the Poole area: Firstly, she arrived and reported for duty at Poole on the fateful day of the 11th-
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Wrens with RN Poole … and also at HMS Turtle (Combined Ops)
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