Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force. (1941-1947)

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Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force.
Australia. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force.
Australia. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force. (1941-1947)
W.A.A.A.F.
WAAAF. (1941-1947)
Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force.
Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force. (1941-1947)
Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF). (1941-1947)
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The Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) was formed in March 1941 after considerable lobbying by women keen to serve and by the Chief of the Air Staff who wanted to release male personnel serving in Australia for service overseas. The WAAAF was the first and largest of the World War II Australian Women's Services. It was disbanded in December 1947.

During the early years of World War II the necessity to make use of women in many new avenues of employment became apparent. Despite resistance from some members of the War Cabinet, bureaucrats and the Service, in February 1941 the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) received approval to create the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF). Wireless telegraphists were urgently needed to assist in meeting a temporary deficiency of male wireless telegraphists.

A senior WAAAF officer was appointed from 24 February 1941 with more appointed from 10 March 1941 and a WAAAF Training Depot was established at Malvern, Melbourne. Recruiting commenced on 15 March 1941 and on 17 March the first nineteen airwomen reported at the Training Depot, ten of them being teleprinter operator trainees.

Although recruiting continued it was officially slowed down until Japan entered the war in December 1941. Following this event, the three Defence Services recommended the greater employment of women in order to release men for operational duties. By the end of 1941 some 1500 were serving. This number grew to a peak strength of 18,667 officers and airwomen by October 1944. They served in all states of Australia, from Cairns in Northern Queensland to Geraldton in Western Australia.

Airwomen were accepted into 73 different musterings (trades), including highly skilled technical employment on aircraft. In addition to telegraphists, women became armament workers, electricians, fitters, flight mechanics, fabricworkers, instrument makers and meteorological assistants, besides using skills in many clerical, medical, transport, catering, equipment, signals and radar fields of employment. Over 700 women held commissioned rank and like airwomen, worked in a great variety of administrative, technical and professional tasks. A number commanded units in operations rooms, at General Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters in Brisbane dealing with intelligence matters, at Operational Units, in RAAF Hospitals, Aircraft Depots, Radar Stations, RAAF Bases – wherever they were needed, they served.

Airwomen were paid two-thirds of RAAF male pay for equivalent positions. The officers were paid a good deal less than male officers of equal rank.

Although members were enrolled when the service was first formed, the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force was constituted as a part of the Permanent Air Force by the Air Force (Women's Services) Regulations (Statutory Rules 1943, No. 69) which came into operation on 24 March 1943. In due course members were given the choice of signing a form of enlistment or attestation in which they volunteered for the duration of the war and twelve months thereafter or returning to civilian life. Very few resigned. Every WAAAF, like the men of the RAAF, was a volunteer.

Listed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra are the names of 57 WAAAF who died while serving.

Approximately 27000 women saw service in the WAAAF between March 1941 and July 1947 when the last member was discharged from the Force. They proved, together with the women of the Navy and Army and those who worked in munitions factories, the aircraft manufacturing industry, on the land and in all areas where women had been manpowered to replace men, that women could fulfil tasks and roles previously undertaken solely by men.

Group Officer Clare Grant Stevenson was appointed Director of the WAAAF with effect from 9 June 1941 and retired from the Service on 18 March 1946. Her unsparing efforts, in helping to weld the WAAAF into an effective component of the RAAF, were an inspiration to all members. Lady Gowrie, wife of the Governor-General, was the first Honorary Air Commandant of the WAAAF and was followed by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester.

The WAAAF was the first Women's Service to be formed in Australia (excluding the Nursing Services) and members were greatly disappointed that, other than several official visits made by a few to New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Northern Territory, they were not permitted to serve outside Australia.

The value of the work and the skills of the WAAAF during a period when thousands of men needed to be released for operational duty overseas and Australia itself was at risk, encouraged the formation of the Women's Royal Australian Air Force (WRAAF) in 1951. This branch of the RAAF was disbanded in 1977 when its members became an integral part of the RAAF.

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF)
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. WAAAF at war : life and work in the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
    Robertson, Elizabeth M.
    [Canterbury, Vic.]
    Published: Mullaya
  3. Women in Air Force
    RAAF
    [1995]
    Published: Department of Defence
    Series: IspartOf RAAF - History
  4. RAAF Museum Point Cook Home Page
    RAAF Museum Point Cook
    [2002]
    Published: RAAF Museum Point Cook
  5. WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE (WAAAF) IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2
    Dunn, Peter
    [2002]
    Series: IspartOf Australia @ WarDunn, Peter
  6. The WAAAF
    Joyce, J
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Federation and MeteorologyAustralian Science and Technology Heritage Centre and Bureau of Meteorology
  7. The Way We Were
    [1991]
    Series: IspartOf Contact
  8. WAAAF 'Mob' well met again
    Gillies, Fiona
    [1991]
    Series: IspartOf The Sunday Herald
  9. Dreaming of the Wild Blue Yonder
    Opitz, Lee
    [1991]
    Series: IspartOf Frankston Standard
  10. Still fighting 40 years on
    Kissane, Karen
    [1982]
    Series: IspartOf The Age
  11. Introducing the W.A.A.A.F. : An account of Australia's first Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    Johnston, Esme
    [1941]
    Series: IspartOf The New Idea
  12. The WAAAF in Wartime Australia
    Thomson, Joyce A
    [Carlton, Vic.]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  13. WAAAF - an Aussie wartime success story
    Doidge, Amber Amber Doidge
    [2001]
    Series: IspartOf Air Force NewsDepartment of Defence
  14. Shirley Emilie Shennen - papers, 1923-1991
    [1.26 m, 7 boxes : 1923 - 1991]
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    Includes correspondence, mainly letters received 1938-1974 RESTRICTED MLMSS 6084/1-4; personal papers 1923-1950s includes school records, report and Intermediate Certificate, birth certificate and autograph book MLMSS 6084/5; newscuttings and other printed material 1930-1950s; photographs, 1923-1991; WAAAF records including diary (1944), leave pass, tobacco ration permit, exercise book containing information about the WAAAF, song sheets; 1940-1950s; Miscellaneous material including first aid certificate, nursing notes, theatre programs, recipes etc.
    MLMSS 6084
  15. Clare Grant Stevenson - further papers, 192--1988, mainly concerning the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force, with the papers of Joyce A Thomson concerning Clare Grant Stevenson, 1941- 1992
    [1.49 m, 9 boxes : 1920 - 1992]
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    Contains Clare Grant Stevenson personal and family papers, 1927-1988; Clare Grant Stevenson papers 1941-1947, concerning the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force ; Clare Grant Stephenson photographs, 192--1981; Clare Grant Stevenson - miscellaneous papers, 1941-1992, of Joyce A Thomson concerning Clare Grant Stevenson and the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force, including research material for and a copy of her book, The WAAAF in Wartime Australia, 1992.
    MLMSS 5364 ADD-ON 2072
  16. Clare Grant Stevenson - papers, 1941-1947, concerning the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force
    [1941 - 1947]
    Series: State Library of New South Wales
    Papers include Reports of WAAAF Officers, 26 Jan.-3 Oct. 1942 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/2) 'Letters to & from WAAAF Officers 1-9-42 [7 Aug. 1942] - 1-6-43 [27 May 1943]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/2) 'Letters to & from WAAAF Officers 1-6-43 [17 May 1943] - 1-1-44' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/2) 'Letters to D. WAAAF. from WAAAF Officers [being correspondence] 1-1-44 - 1-1-45 [17 Jan. 1945]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/2) 'Unofficial letters to and from WAAAF Officers 1-1-45 [27 Nov. 1944] - end [29-1-46]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/3) 'Letters from Sq/Off. [Edna] Speed 1-1-45 [9 Dec. 1944] - [7 Feb. 1945] (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/3) 'Unofficial letters from Ft/O [Jean] Lawson [19 Aug.-26 Dec. 1944]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/3) 'Semi-Private Letters to [and from] Sqdn/Off. C. Stevenson 1-8-41 [18 Aug. 1941] - 1-6-42 [18 Apr. 1942]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/3) 'Unofficial letters (G/O Stevenson) 1-6-42 [30 Mar. 1942] - 2nd Sept. '42' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD 0N 2072/3) 'Unofficial letters (G/O Stevenson) 1-9-42 [17 June 1942] - 29-12-42' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/4) 'Unofficial letters G/O/Stevenson 1-1-43 [12 Nov. 1942] - 1-6-43 [6 July 1943] (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/4) 'Unofficial letters to & from G/O Stevenson 1-6-43 [15 May 1943] - 31-12-43' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/4) 'Unofficial letters to & from D WAAAF 3-1-44 [20 Dec. 1943] - 1-145 [10 Jan. 1945]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) 'Unofficial letters to & from D WAAAF 1-1-45 [20 Sep. 1944] - [11 Apr. 1946]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) 'Unofficial letters [correspondence of] S/Off. [Mabel Flora] Miller [1 Oct. 1942 - 23 Nov. 1943]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) 'Semi-Private Letters [correspondence of] S/O [Eugenie Camille] Wickham Lawes [18 May-13 June 1942]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) 'Semi-Private Letters to [correspondence of] Flt/Off. Sybil-Jean Burnett [10 June 1940, 6 Aug. 1941-22 May 1942]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) Correspondence of Clare Grant Stevenson, 1941-1946, mainly concerning the WAAAF, including letters received from Wing-Officer Audrey Beatrice Herring and Helen Palmer, and Department of Air Minute Paper concerning enlistment of W.A.A.A.F. personnel for duration of the war (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) Correspondence of Clare Grant Stevenson, 1942-1945, mainly concerning WAAAF personnel, including letters received from Wing-Officer Audrey Beatrice Herring (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/5) WAAAF Officer Trainees' Essays, 1943 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/6) 'Broadcasts, Speeches and Newspaper Articles [mainly by] Group Officer C.G. Stevenson' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/6) 'D WAAAF's Invitations [and related correspondence]', 1 Oct. 1944-Feb. 1946 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/6) 'Personal Receipts of Group Officer Stevenson 1-4-42 to [1946]' (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/6) 'WAAAF Publicity', 1942-1946 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/6) Parcel of papers, 1941-1945, including Royal Australian Air Force orders and handbook of administration; publications concerning the RAAF.; reports and studies on, among other things, German psychological warfare, and fatigue; and officers' accounts/biographies (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/7) Notebook of D WAAAF visits to units, 1 Mar. 1943-11 Apr. 1945 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/7) Printed material, 1943-1946, being British and Australian publications concerning military service, demobilisation and postwar reconstruction (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/7) Papers concerning An Investigation into the Selection, Training and Placement of Officers in the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force, 1947, including report, completed questionnaires and letters received from ex-W.A.A.A.F.s (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/8) Original wrappings of Clare Grant Stevenson's personal WAAAF files originally containing most of the papers at ML MSS 5364, ADD ON 2072/2-8 (Locn No.: ML MSS 5364. ADD ON 2072/8
    MLMSS 5364 ADD-ON 2072/2-8
  17. Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force records
    [1943 - 1946]
    Series: Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales
    Includes WAAAF history, 3v; RAAF.- Directorate of Training, v.4 WAAAF. Recruit training handbook; V.5 Professional occupations in Australia 1945; RAAF.- School of Administration v.6 Notebook;l v.7 The Training of trainee officers: final report; v.8 Lawson, J. - War diary of a WAAAF.; RAAF.- Educational Services v.9 WAAAF. Rec. Room notes 1-17; v.10 Wall sheets 1-39; v.11 Project 1: Our ally - France; Miscellaneous v.12 Hair do's and don'ts for WAAAF.; v.13 Miscellaneous papers from staff conference 1945; v.14 RNZAF. Catering bulletins; v.15 Report to Prime Minister on Civilian morale, North Queensland
    A3103-A3117
  18. Thomson, Joyce A
    [107 items : 1918 - 1992]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Research papers compiled for the writing of `The WAAAF in Wartime Australia'. Includes correspondence, notes, photographs, scrapbooks, and contributions by former WAAAF members. (Item list available in box 1).
    PR00246
  19. Keep them flying! There's a job for you in the WAAAF
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    This is a recruiting poster for the WAAAF, with an image of a uniformed WAAAF in the centre. The poster has the slogan 'Keep them flying! There's a job for you in the WAAAF' printed in red. 'Second World War' is printed in grey upper left and within a box at lower left: 'Apply at RAAF Recruiting Centre or Committee in Your District.' There are four Spitfires in the sky upper left, and one Hudson aircraft on the airstrip lower right. The Australian flag partly fills the background.
    ARTV01114
  20. "Doing a grand job!" Join the WAAAF
    [1942]
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    ARTV05170
  21. In the outdoors, Yarra Valley, Vic.
    Series: Australian War Memorial Research Centre
    Yarra Valley, Vic. C. 1943-09. In the outdoors, the Director WAAAF, Group Officer Clare Stevenson (second from left) and a WAAAF Wing Officer (in dark uniform) conversing with WAAAF officers who conducted a four-day bivouac for a group of WAAAF officer trainees in an area near Launching Place, as part of their training course. Third from the left is Squadron Officer Margaret Blackwood, the officer in charge of the bivouac and on the extreme right is Flight Officer Doris Carter, a staff instructor for the bivouac. On the latter's right is her assistant, Section Officer Helen Palmer.
    VIC1314
  22. "Doing a grand job!" Join the WAAAF
    [1942]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    ARTV05170
  23. Keep them flying! There's a job for you in the WAAAF
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    This is a recruiting poster for the WAAAF, with an image of a uniformed WAAAF in the centre. The poster has the slogan 'Keep them flying! There's a job for you in the WAAAF' printed in red. 'Second World War' is printed in grey upper left and within a box at lower left: 'Apply at RAAF Recruiting Centre or Committee in Your District.' There are four Spitfires in the sky upper left, and one Hudson aircraft on the airstrip lower right. The Australian flag partly fills the background.
    ARTV01114
  24. Flight 20E of WAAAF rookies
    [October 1942]
    Series: Australian War Memorial
    Flight 20E of WAAAF rookies, from Bradfield Park, taking part in a War Bonds drive march through the streets of Sydney. (Donor B. Mainon)
    P00746.001

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  3. They speed the eagles : the story of the W.A.A.A.F. (The Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force) / by Patricia Massey-Higgins ; in collaboration with the Royal Australian Air Force ; with a message from H.R.H. the Duchess of Gloucester, illustrations...
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  5. [Portrait of] Clare Grant Stevenson / Charles Wheeler
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    At 4 libraries
    Girls in the Air Force blue / words and music by N. McBeath
    This resource may be of limited relevance to your query (score: 0.162)

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  2. World War II : recollections from the WAAAF
    [ Video : 2002 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. WAAF at war : life and work in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force / [Elizabeth Robertson]
    Robertson, Elizabeth
    [ Audio book : 1982 ]
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  4. 'Women and War': Zonta Club of the Riverland's Australia Remembers 1945-1995 Project
    Osborne, Marj
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  1. John Ryan Collection
    Ryan, John
    [ Unpublished : 1995-1998 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  2. Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated records
    Returned & Services League of Australia. WA Branch Incorporated
    [ Unpublished : 1916-2006 ]
    Possibly online
    At WA State Library
    Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated records
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  3. Once it was like this, or who remembers when- : autobiographical reminiscences
    Lawson, Jean
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library VIC
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  1. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. WOMEN WANTED.
    The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 - 1954) Friday 23 October 1942 p 3 Article
    ... ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. WOMEN WANTED. 'Co-ordination between ideals and action is ths ... clarion call to women between the ages of 18 and 40 to join thfe Women s Auxiliary Australian Air Force ... 144 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.394)

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  2. Women's Royal Austn. Air Force
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 23 November 1950 p 5 Article
    ... (Mr. Menzies) that the King has approved the adoption of the title "Women's Royal Australian Air Force ... -time Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force will join the recruits for the new W.R.A.A.F. in feeling that a ... 105 words
    • Text last corrected on 21 October 2009 by rosalee
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.382)

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  3. WOMEN IN AIR FORCE Auxiliary Proposed
    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 18 January 1940 p 9 Article
    ... Australian Women's Auxiliary Air Force would release a very large number of these men for other work in the ... WOMEN IN AIR FORCE Auxiliary Proposed In Britain the Women's Auxiliary Air Force is a valuable ... 182 words
    This resource is likely to be relevant to your query (score: 0.366)

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  1. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 23 May 1946 [Issue No.97] p 1434

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... following changes being made: — PERMANENT AIR FORCE. Women's Auxiliary Australian Ant Fobce. The ... ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. H TS Royal Highness the Governor-Genera] in Council has approved of the ... 756 words
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  2. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 28 November 1946 [Issue No.225] p 3366

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. H IS Royal Highness tlie Governor-General in Council has approved of ... the Retired List with effect from 3rd Octobpr, 1946. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE NURSING SERVICE. The ... 1174 words
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  3. ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 3 May 1945 [Issue No.88] p 1046

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. H IS Royal Highness the Governor-General in Council ha* approved of the ... Australian Air Force. The appointments of the following Section Officers arc terminated at their own request ... 1149 words
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