Women Who Serve : a podcast series that spotlights, celebrates and honours the pioneering women who have served and are serving in the British Army.
Featuring interviews with the women, now in their 90s and even some who are centenarians, who served in the ATS during World War Two, the ladies who served in the WRAC after the war and those who have served or are still serving in the modern British Army. We'll gain a deeper understanding of what women have achieved in the army in the past to help make it possible for the women of the present to play the role they do.
Daphne Bower, 95, is originally from Romford, Essex. She volunteered for the army at the age of 17 and a half and then officially signed up on the 6 August ‘43. This was two days after her 18th birthday. She was provisionally posted in Leicester before then being moved to somewhere near Blackpool. It was while she was here that Daphne was selected to undergo training to receive morse code so that she could become a wireless interceptor.
Following on from episode 3 where we heard Betty Webb MBE’s experiences whilst serving at Bletchley Park, Daphne tells us about life at the interceptor stations which passed on the messages to Bletchley Park.
Betty Webb MBE
Foreword with Ali Brown
Introducing Women Who Served: gentle in manner, resolute in deed
Women Who Serve: gentle in manner, resolute in deed a podcast series that spotlights, celebrates and honours the pioneering women who have served and are serving in the British Army.
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Bringing the history of women in the Army to a wider public
The first podcast with Colonel (Retd) Ali Brown brings to life one senior officer’s desire, from the age of 8, to join the Army and she shares stories about her career. She highlights the structure she sought and was found while serving around the world and in several war zones. She relates the history of women in the Army from WWI to the current day and how women have gone from minor, supportive yet key roles (SOE for example) to today’s high command roles.