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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When the strictures of wartime began to ease somewhat for the Flying Boat Ops at Poole and for the Censor, the Media showed an interest in the role and challenging work of the BOAC Marinecraft Unit’s Seawomen!
There followed a series of reports/articles in newsletters and in magazines about them, and in particular their association with the magnificent trio of BOAC’s US-
As the war entered its final stages, the Boeing 314A also took in Poole on an increasingly more regular bases.
The reasons why this magnificent Flying Boat (together with two sister aircraft) came to be in service with Airways (Atlantic Limited), a subsidiary of BOAC, is part of a fascinating story, which is explained as follows …
Please download the pdf (right) for the full story…
Seawomen to the Fore: Boeings, RAF Transport Command and All
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