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Choose from 43 pictures in our Drill collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


R.A.F. Sergeant Drills Airwomen, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton Featured Print

R.A.F. Sergeant Drills Airwomen, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton

R.A.F. Sergeant Drills Airwomen, c1943. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), whose members were referred to as WAAFs, was the female auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Its members did not serve as aircrew, but although they did not participate in active combat, they were exposed to the same dangers as any on the home front working at military installations. Among their duties were: crewing of barrage balloons, catering, meteorology, radar, aircraft maintenance, transport, communications duties including wireless telephonic and telegraphic operation. At its peak strength, in 1943, the number of WAAFs (members of the force) exceeded 180,000, with over 2,000 women enlisting per week. From "Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman, Late Fight Officer W.A.A.F. [Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, New York, Melbourne, c1943]

© The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Servants fire brigade at the Hotel Cecil, London, c1903 (1903) Featured Print

Servants fire brigade at the Hotel Cecil, London, c1903 (1903)

Servants fire brigade at the Hotel Cecil, London, c1903 (1903). The Hotel Cecil was built between 1890 and 1896 between the Thames Embankment and the Strand. Designed by architects Perry & Reed in a Wrenaissance style, upon its opening the hotel was the largest in Europe with more than 800 rooms. The hotel was requisitioned for the war effort in 1917. The Royal Air Force was formed and had its first headquarters in the former hotel on 1 April 1918. From Living London, Vol. II, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]

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Members of the Womens Volunteer Defence Corps being trained in rifle drill, World War II, 1940 Featured Print

Members of the Womens Volunteer Defence Corps being trained in rifle drill, World War II, 1940

Members of the Women's Volunteer Defence Corps being trained in rifle drill, World War II, 1940. Small arms were in short supply and only the instructor has a weapon; the women are improvising with walking sticks, umbrellas and even broom handles

© Ann Ronan Picture Library / Heritage-Images

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