It was such an exciting day," says Eileen, who was barely out of her teens when she joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF).
What does WAAF stand for?
WAAF stands for Women's Auxiliary Air Force
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- Military and Government
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We have 8 other meanings of WAAF in our Acronym Attic
- World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists
- Washington Alliance for Arts Education
- Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (Plymouth, WI)
- Western Australian Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (Australia)
- Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
- Watford Area Arts Forum (UK)
- Web Application Architecture Framework (programming)
- West Africa AIDS Foundation (Ghana)
- Wheeler Army Air Field (Hawaii)
- Wiesbaden Army Airfield
- Wycombe Area Access for All (UK)
- Western Australian Amateur Football League
- Waveform Acquisition and Arbitrary Generator
- Wide-Area ATM Gateway (Sprint)
- Wild About Agility Gold Coast (Australia)
- We Are All Giant Nuclear Fireball Now Party
- Wisconsin Adopt A Golden Retriever, Inc.
- Western Australian Aboriginal Health Strategy (Australia)
- Woertendyke Adjah Associates, Inc. (New York)
- Women's Automotive Association International
Samples in periodicals archive:
After joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1942, she was seconded to the Norwegian resistance and sent to Nazioccupied Norway in a submarine.
She joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1939 and in the 1950s she was part of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
Nancy was one of two children the couple had, with both following in their father's footsteps in joining the Armed Forces - the late Lawrence as a wireless operator in the Royal Air Force and Nancy joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and working in teleprinting - the sending of secret messages.
Eileen Younghusband from Sully served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force from the age of 19 in the filter rooms of RAF Fighter Command, the secret nerve centres for the defence of Britain in the dark days of the 1939-45 conflict.
It's not just the army, air force and navy who can apply - merchant navy, auxiliary territorial service, navy wrens and in some cases members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force may also be eligible.
They both served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.
Mrs Jones, now aged 85, was born and brought up in Colwyn Bay before joining the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF).