15:15 - 16:00

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

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.