Remembering the women of war
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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps commemorations

One hundred years ago, women were able to join the armed forces - with the creation of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

A special service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to mark the centenary.

Fifty-eight thousand women served in the corps before it was disbanded in 1921.

Eighty-two women died in service, and five were awarded the Military Medal.

Charlotte Webb, who was originally from Ludlow but now lives in Worcestershire, said: "We were at war. We felt we needed to do something."

  • 07 Jul 2017
  • From the section England
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