Nurse Badge

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by alan w jones, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Hello , I wondered if anyone could tell me what this badge says exactly please .It is on the blouse of a Theatre Sister in the military hospital in Cairo in 1941 , thank you .
    Regards
    Alan
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Looks more like a set of 'wings' - do you know where the wearer came from, UK? Australia? New Zealand? South Africa? etc, or which unit she was with

    In fact if you read the letters backwards they make out the initials 'RAF'


    TD

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    RAF backwards or from the reverse side
     
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  3. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thanks , I will see if I can get a bit more info .
    Regards
    Alan
     
  4. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Hello TD, I think you could be right , there are a few RAF badges which look like the badge under the RAF sign. She was born in 1917 and trained in Manchester , presumably in nursing .
    Regards
    Alan
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    She may well have had a husband or boyfriend in the RAF and was wearing a sweetheart brooch to show where he served.
     
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  6. veronicad

    veronicad Well-Known Member

    My thought too, Steve.
     
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  7. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thanks, it turns out she did indeed have a boyfriend in the R A F who she later married in 1942.
    Regards
    Alan
     
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    amberdog45 Senior Member

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  9. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thank you , I did find her registered on nursing records following that link and qualifying in 1938 at Manchester. I am wondering now if she may have been " attached " to the R A F as a nurse and not in it ? I think it might be worth applying to the NA for service records, ant suggestions welcomed .
    Regards Alan
     

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  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Apply with the forms from here - or at least it will provide you a starting point
    Get a copy of military service records

    or these

    Request records of deceased service personnel

    The reason I have given both is I am not sure, especially as she was obviously a nurse. The other places to perhaps try are as you say The National Archives, web site Find My Past or this site although its primarily I think WW1 - Researching a Nurse - Scarlet Finders any of them may also provide you with the details of the right place to go if they arent the right place - if you see what I mean

    TD

    Another place to ask - https://britisharmynurses.com/
     

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