Date

19 May 2024

Time

11:00 - 12:00

75th Anniversary of the WRAF service

A service commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Women’s Royal Air Force.

The Women’s Royal Air Force was reborn on 1 February 1949, offering women a full professional career in the Royal Air Force for the first time. Although women had served alongside the Royal Air Force (RAF) before, it had always been in a temporary wartime capacity.

The passing of the Army and Air Force (Women’s Service) Act in 1948 created the opportunity for a permanent peacetime role for women in the Armed Forces, in recognition of their invaluable wartime contribution.

This service is to commemorate and celebrate the Women’s Royal Air Force and to serve as a reminder of the background to it’s existence from 1 February 1949 until 1 April 1994.

On 1 April 1994, the WRAF formally merged with the RAF, marking the full integration of women into the air force. In 45 years women had progressed from a temporary wartime support role to become full members of the world’s oldest independent air force.

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