Memorial to the Women of WW2
Whitehall, London, 2005

Unveiled on July 9th 2005

Quoting the BBC "The Queen has unveiled a 1m memorial in Whitehall to commemorate the role of women during World War II.

The 22ft-high bronze sculpture depicts the uniforms and working clothes worn by women during the war.

Former Speaker of the House of Commons Baroness Betty Boothroyd paid tribute to the contribution made by seven million women in the war.

Military helicopters flown by all-female crews flew past the memorial to mark the occasion."

The following photos have been provided by Barry Groves, 2006:

If you are visiting London the Memorial is much closer to Parliament Square (Westminster tube station) than Trafalgar Square. It is no more than 3-4 mins stroll from Parliament Square up Whitehall, towards Trafalgar Square.

These links provide more information:
HM the Queen unveils the memorial http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4667705.stm
http://ww1cemeteries.com/british_cemeteries_memorials/women_of_ww2_mem.htm

This page is being added to and updated: if you are an ex-WAAF and were there for the unveiling, may we have your story? - please contact the website editor (also if you can provide a close-up of the WAAF 'peg').

last update 15 Dec 2006 WAAF Association