Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

Women of WW2-Land Girls

Poster urging women to join the 'Land Army' during World War Two.

Katrina Hodge: Corporal in the British Army & Miss England '09. She enlisted in the army on a dare from her brother & was nicknamed Combat Barbie after showing up to her unit wearing fake eyelashes, heels, & carrying a pink suitcase. While serving in Iraq, she saved the lives of her comrades by wresting not 1 but 2 rifles from a prisoner, then knocking him out w/ her bare hands. After winning the Miss England contest in 2009, she handed over the crown & returned to military service. #bamf…

'Combat Barbie' Miss England Katrina Hodge launches Miss World 2009

Katrina Hodge: Corporal in the British Army & Miss England '09. She enlisted in the army on a dare from her brother & was nicknamed Combat Barbie after showing up to her unit wearing fake eyelashes, heels, & carrying a pink suitcase. While serving in Iraq, she saved the lives of her comrades by wresting not 1 but 2 rifles from a prisoner, then knocking him out w/ her bare hands. After winning the Miss England contest in 2009, she handed over the crown & returned to military service. #bamf…

A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat.  Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in  southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.

Michelle MC, bravest girl in the Army

A teenage army medic has become the first woman to be awarded the Military Cross, one of the highest honours for gallantry in combat. Private Michelle Norris, 19, braved a hail of sniper and machine-gun fire from 200 insurgents during a pitched battle in southern Iraq in order to give lifesaving treatment to a wounded comrade.

Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion

It's a girl's life in the Army! Portraits from the Afghan frontline show how female troops are winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan

Captain Alice Homer is an officer with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. She has just spent six months running a small section of soldiers in Camp Bastion

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Women's Land Army dungarees, WLA, Land Girls, Home front, WW2, 1940's

A World War Two Ration Book Gosh my Nana had these I remember her showing me.

A World War Two Ration Book Gosh my Nana had these I remember her showing me.

Troops of the Royal Ulster Constabulary enter the Catholic neighbourhood called Bogside in the Battle of the Bogside.Belfast, Northern Ireland ca. 1969 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland August (1969) by Akihiko Okamura

Troops of the Royal Ulster Constabulary enter the Catholic neighbourhood called Bogside in the Battle of the Bogside.Belfast, Northern Ireland ca. 1969 Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland August (1969) by Akihiko Okamura

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91.    Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Dunlop de Popp, a female pilot who flew Spitfires, Lancasters and Hurricanes during the Second World War, has died aged 91. Dunlop joined the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in 1942 and became one of a small group of female pilots based at White Waltham in Berkshire who were trained to fly 38 types of aircraft between factories and military airfields across the country.

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