English telegraphists among the destroyed buildings of the Biggin Hill base

English telegraphists

English telegraphists are posing against the background of the destroyed buildings of the Biggin Hill base.
From left to right: Sergeant Joan E. Mortimer, Flight Officer Elspeth C. Henderson and Sergeant Helen E. Turner.
They are facing the ruined buildings of the Royal Bigison Hill base in Kent. All three women are representatives of the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force).
As telegraph operators, they remained in their posts, performing their duties during the ravage of German aviation on Biggin Hill on September 1, 1940.



Location: Biggin Hill, UK
Date: September 1940

In : 1940

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