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The Women's Voluntary Service(WVS) in WWII

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The Women's Voluntary Service(WVS) in WWII. It was founded as the Women's Voluntary Service in 1938 by Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading as a British women’s organization to aid civilians. On 16 May 1938, the British government set out the objectives of the Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence:

It was seen “as the enrolment of women for Air Raid Precaution Services of Local Authorities, to help to bring home to every household what air attack may mean, and to make known to every household [in the country] what it can do to protect itself and the community.”
Steel helmet, probably belonging to a nurse, possibly retired, but able to use her skills, especially in urban bombed out areas, as denoted by the red cross on each side of the helmet.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Petey, Wanted to say, but "Happy Holidays" to You and Yours. And Thanks for all the support you've shown in the past, very appreciated!!
  2. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the loves, officialfuel, mrmajestic1, BELLIN68, JueBoo, miKKoChristmas11, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris and kerry10456.
    kerry10456, as we say over here Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year, to you and family. Thank you for your support, also much appreaciated.!!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Merry Christmas petey to you ! Have loved your collection keep it coming :-)
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    Thanks for the love ttomtucker.
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