Waacs, Wrens and Penguins: Non-Nursing Women serving with the Armed Forces from 1917
2017 marks the centenary of women serving in the military forces (in a non-nursing capacity). This workshop examines the WAAC, WRNS and WRAF; their service in two world wars through to integrated service today, and points you to the resources to research them
Sarah Paterson is the author of Tracing Your Family History: Army and edited the other books in this Imperial War Museum series. Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War was published in 2012, and she is working on a companion volume for the Second World War. She has extensive experience of working with military family history, and a wide range of interests in this field, including the role of women and military families.