Eileen Younghusband
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Eileen Younghusband's work 'so important' to WW2 victory

A Vale of Glamorgan woman whose talent for maths helped foil German V2 bombs in World War Two has died.

Eileen Younghusband, from Sully, died on Friday night in hospital in Cardiff, at the age of 95.

She was part of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and in later life became an author, writing about her war experience.

In 2012, she was awarded the British Empire Medal for helping to campaign against cuts in adult education.

BBC Wales Today spoke to Ms Younghusband in 2011 about her role during the war, and to First Minster Carwyn Jones who praised her war efforts.

  • 03 Sep 2016
  • From the section Wales
Go to next video: 91-year-old honoured for education fight