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#BoB75 Vera was a radar plotter at the height of the #BattleofBritain. Read about her memories h…

#BoB75 Vera was a radar plotter at the height of the #BattleofBritain. Read about her memories h…

Leading Aircraftswoman Vera Goodwin was a radar plotter at the height of the Battle of Britain, although she had only been in the RAF a few weeks. Her over-riding memory of that time was sleeping on the floor under their beds because of the German raids. “The lino got more polished than it ever did because we all had our mattresses on the floor”, she laughs. Vera is now 97 and has had much time to reflect on her six wartime years with the WAAF. While she recalls the great comradeship and the lifetime friendships that she made, she also faced tragedy when her fiancé – a fighter pilot flying out of RAF Biggin Hill in Kent – was killed a year after the Battle of Britain in August 1941, only three weeks before they were due to be married. “Death was all around us but I was so young, I did not really fully understand the importance of what was happening. I thought I knew everyt...

Full article: https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/news/veras-story

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