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Surviving An Unscheduled Flight

On February 14, 1945,  Margaret Horton, an member of the Royal Air Force’s Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), was assigned a familiar job: sit on the horizontal stabilizer of a Spitfire to help hold the tail down while it taxied on a windy day. 248 more words

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Women's Land Army: a lesson in reconstruction

Two very good friends (a couple) have, in recent years, celebrated their birthdays with a themed party: two years ago it was a murder mystery party set in Casablanca in 1942; last year it was a Jeeves and Wooster cocktail party; this year is was another murder mystery, this time set in the east coast of Britain during the Blitz. 490 more words


My time at Fawcett was enormously important, or maybe it was my time at Godolphin and the influence and interest of some quite remarkable teachers that influenced my life. 618 more words

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