Women of Defford Lecture

Local author Dr Bob Shaw gave a lecture at the National Trust, Croome Park, to a joint meeting of The Friends of Croome Park and the Defford Airfield Heritage Group, entitled ‘Women of RAF Defford – Heroines of Croome at War’.

The lecture, given to an audience of 84 members and friends, told story of the WAAFs, Wrens and ATS who served at RAF Defford during the Second World War, and the women scientists and engineers at Defford and their remarkable achievements in the development of war-winning airborne radar. The lecture described the bravery of Wren radar operators who flew dangerous airborne radar research missions over the Irish Sea and the Atlantic, and the little known but vital contribution of some outstanding women scientists during the War.

Happily, the evening was attended by some of these women, mostly now aged over 90, and family members of women who served at Defford Airfield in Croome Park, near Pershore.

Sqn. Officer Rundle

Heroines of Croome
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