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