WAAF ASSOCIATION - BOOKS ABOUT THE WAAF / WRAF
This is mostly based on the select bibliography in Women in Air Force Blue.
Inclusion does not imply any endorsement. Fiction are noted with an asterisk.
Last updated 4 July 2012
Air Ministry The Second World War, 1939-45, RAF: The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (1953, a restricted publication) Babington Smith C Evidence in Camera (David & Charles, 1957) Baker ER WAAF Adventure (Lonsdale, 1946) Beauman KB Partners in Blue (Hutchinson, 1971) Beauman KB Wings on Her Shoulders (Hutchinson, 1943) 'Beck P' A WAAF in Bomber Command (Goodall Publications Ltd, 1989) Bennett-Butcher, V From Veronica with Love: From Waif to WAAF to Wife - A Story of Survival (Trafford Publishing, 2005) Blackburn, J Naafi, Knickers & Nijmegen (Woodfield Publishing, 2008) Came D The Eyes of the Few (PR Macmillan, 1960) Chauncey A Women of the Royal Air Force (WRAF Old Comrades Association, 1922) Christopher J Balloons at War - Gasbags, Flying Bombs & Cold War Secrets (Tempus Publishing, Nov 2004) Clayton A The Enemy is Listening (Hutchinson, 1980) Collett-Wadge D Women in Uniform (Sampson Low, 1946) Cooper A The Gentle Sex (J&KH Publishing PO Box 13, Hailsham E Sussex BN27 3XQ email firstname.lastname@example.org, 1999)
42 pages of this book are devoted to the WAAF, plus many photographs inc the WAAF Band and the recipents of the MM in 1940.
Derbyshire Shirley Joins The WRAF (Bodley Head, 1955) Douglas-Pennant V Under the Searchlight (Allen & Unwin, 1922) Escott, Sqn Ldr B Mission Improbable - A salute to the RAF women of SOE in wartime France (Patrick Stephens, 1991) Escott, Sqn Ldr B Women in Air Force Blue (Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1989) Escott, Sqn Ldr B The WAAF in Bomber Command in The Means of Victory (Bomber Command Association, 1992) Escott, Sqn Ldr B Our Wartime Days, The WAAF in World War II (Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995) Escott, B The WAAF (Shire Publications, 2003) Farson & Paris *Bombers' Moon (V. Gollancz Ltd, 1941) Joubert, P de la Ferté The Forgotten Ones (Hutchinson, 1961) Forbes & Portal Book of the WAAF (Amalgamated Press Ltd, 1942) Garth S With the WAAF (R Tuck, 1942) George GA Eight Months with the WRAF (Heath Cranton Ltd, 1920) Greig A *That Summer (Faber & Faber, 2000) Gwynne-Vaughan H The Junior Leader (Hutchinson & Co, 1943) Hall A We Also Were There (Merlin Books, 1985) HEB WAAF in Action (Adam & Chas Black, 1942) Izzard M A Heroine in Her Time (Macmillan, 1969) Johns, WE *Worrals on the War-Path : a Worrals of the W.A.A.F. story (Hodder & Stoughton Limited. London, 1943) Adventure story for children set in occupied Europe. Korwin M In Spite of Everything (Dunlop & Drennan, 1942) Masson M Christine (Hamish Hamilton, 1975) Macmillan N Sir Sefton Brancker (Heinemann, 1935) Millard J Mayday ... Calling Mayday (Bluebelle Books, 1995) Mitchell D Women on the Warpath (J Cape, 1965) Nicholson J *Kiss the Girls Goodbye (Hutchinson, 1944) Noble V Girls You Amaze Me (Allen, 1943) Peake F Pure Chance - Memoirs of Dame Felicity Peake (Airlife, 1993) Peters Y Have You Got Your Irons? - It's a WAAF's Life (Greenridges Press, Northwich, 2004) Pickering S Tales of a Bomber Command WAAF (and her horse) (Woodfield, 2002) Pickering S More Tales of a Bomber Command WAAF (and her horse) (Woodfield, 2003) Powys-Lybbe U The Eye of Intelligence (Kimber, 1983) Priestley JB British Women Go to War (Collins, 1943) Pushman MG We All Wore Blue (Futura, 1990) Reid, K One WAAF's War (Wilbek & Lewbar, 90 Victoria Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EU; 2002). A donation is made to WAAFA for each sale of this book of poetry by Kathryn Reid, who was in Flying Control in Bomber & Fighter Commands. Reynolds V & Others Service Women WRNS, WRAC, WRAF (Educ Explorers, 1977) Ross C *The Colours of the Night (M Joseph Ltd [Magnum 1981], 1962) Ross C *Battledress (Eyre & Methuen Ltd [Magnum 1980], 1979) Scott P They Made Invasion Possible (Hutchinson, 1944) Settle ML All the Brave Promises (Heinemann, 1966) Shute N *Pastoral (William Heinemann, 1944) Taylor E Women Who Went to War 1938-46 (?, ?) Taylor L Airwomen's Work (Pitman, 1943) Walters, Anne-Marie Moondrop to Gascony - Foreword by Professor M R D Foot, Introduction, postscript & notes: David Hewson (Moho Books, 2009) Warren PM The Best of Enemies (Howard Baker, 1986) WRAF Women of the Royal Air Force on the Rhine (Bachem, Cologne, 1919) WRAF Handbook for WRAF (Gale & Polden 1919) Williams BR As We Were (Woodfield, 2004) the late author was editor of WAAF Association News Williams BR # They Shall Have Music - The story of the WAAF Voluntary Marching Bands from 1939 (Brigwill, 1995) the late author was editor of WAAF Association News Worrall A *Lambs in Blue (New Horizon, 1983) Wyndham J *Love is Blue (Heinemann, 1986) Unknown R.A.F. Parade (Sun Engraving Co. Ltd., no date but war-time)
Pamphlet that relates to the R.A.F.'s war time activities. Sections on the various branches of the service including the W.A.A.F. pages 22-25 with excellent clear pictures.
The following have been suggested by Jean Wilson Hale of Dayton, Ohio, USA, many of which she has in her extensive collection: they are in order of title: same may be available via Amazon:
Page, E A Taste of Life (2004) Lindo, D A WAAF at War: Wartime Jottings of a WAAF Driver 1941-1946: A former WAAF recalls her eventful wartime years (Woodfield Publishing, 1999) Howard-Dobson, P A WAAF at the Wheel: The Wartime Diary of Barbara Mills (2010) Upperton, W A WAAF Remembers: Service at Home, in Algiers, and Cairo (1990) Dallas, B Bamby (2007) WAAF West Sussex Group Bluebirds Fly Past Drummond-Hay, P Driving Force, The: Memoirs of Wartime WAAF Drivers (1994) Ashbee, F For the Duration: A Light Hearted WAAF Memoir (2012) Bridson, AM From Needles-Sewing to Irons-Soldering (1989) Baughan, J (The) Inimitable Joan, The War Years (1939 - 1943) * Park, I Join the WAAF in 1941 Barnett, R Lambs in Blue: The Wartime Adventures of Three Girls from Tyneside That Joined the WAAF:
The adventures of three Tyneside lasses who joined the WAAF and were posted to Ceylon in WW2 (Woodfield Publishing, 1999)
Memoirs of Some Huntingdonshire WAAFs (2004) Goldman, C My Life Elliott, M My Life as a WAAF Luke, DG My Road to Bletchley Park: The Memoirs of WAAF LACW 2068978 Doreen Gertrude Spencer 1941-1946 (1999) Harrington, J Nina and Vic: The correspondence between a RAF navigator and his WAAF fiancée tells a poignant WW2 love story (Woodfield Publishing) Stewart, SF One WAAF in the RAF Beech, J One WAAF's War (1989) Younghusband, E One Woman's War (Candy Jar Books, 2011) Stobbs, A One-Oh-Eight Miller (1989) MacDonald, J Our Mornings May Never Be: Memoirs of a WAAF Sergeant and Beyond (2002) Jones, MB Pieces of Cake: The Diary of a Wartime WAAF 1940 1942 (2005) Arnold, G Radar Days: Memoirs of a WW2 WAAF Radar Operator - A former WAAF RDF Operator recalls her experiences in WW2 (Woodfield Publishing, 2000) Butler, P Searching in the Dark - An evocative diary composed while the author was a WAAF Radar Operator (1942-46): (Woodfield Publishing) Bader, L Service in the WAAF: 431143 Sir! (Woodfield Publishing, 1988) Small, AN Spit, Polish and Tears: Stories of WAAFs in World War II (1995) Smith, E Why Did We Join - An entertaining account of the author's wartime years as a WAAF at RAF East Kirkby in Lincolnshire (Woodfield Publishing)
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