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A W.A.A.F. In War Time
Unknown

We were only beginning to enjoy our teenage years

When war broke out the unknown caused our parents tears

Our country needed us, we didn't hesitate at all

We joined the W.A.A.F. you and I looked smart, walked tall.


Dark grey silky bloomers, almost down to our knees

Woolly ones in the winter so we didn't freeze

Everything was rationed, even toilet tissue

One sheet per person per sitting was the total issue.


Sent here and there, obeying orders making new friends

Certainly had no worries about the latest trends

We loved and lost many times. Sometimes our hearts were broken

Top secrets were kept not a single word was spoken.


Those years helped us gain strength and sheer determination

Taught us how to deal with most any situation

Age is our problem now not everything seems to work

But one thing is for sure W.A.A.F. friendship is a perk.


Alice Anson (nee Gross) sent us in this poem, although she doesn't know the origin. Alice served in the WAAF during †he war and her story is told here.

Alice Anson

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