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Girls of the Womens Junior Air Training Corps attend a church parade as Christ

Girls of the Womens Junior Air Training Corps attend a church parade as Christ


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Girls of the Womens Junior Air Training Corps attend a church parade as Christ

Girls of the Womens Junior Air Training Corps attend a church parade as Christ Church, Princess Road.
Colonel J. Murray of the Army Cadets Fire stops to speak to little Majine Wheeler aged 13 1/2 one of the smallest of the Girls Training Corps.
June 1944
P005283

WATFORD
Mirrorpix

Media ID 21355431

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In this print from June 1944, we witness a poignant moment during a church parade at Christ Church, Princess Road. The image showcases the Girls of the Womens Junior Air Training Corps as they gather in their uniforms, standing tall and proud for inspection by Colonel J. Murray of the Army Cadets Fire. Amongst these brave young women is little Majine Wheeler, aged only 13 and a half years old, who stands out as one of the smallest members of the Girls Training Corps. This snapshot encapsulates the spirit and determination displayed by teenagers on the home front during World War II. As soldiers fought on distant battlefields, these courageous girls stepped up to support their country in any way they could. With unwavering dedication and strength beyond their years, they trained rigorously to serve alongside their male counterparts. The photograph serves as a reminder of both unity and diversity within our armed forces during this tumultuous period in history. It captures not only female empowerment but also highlights how age was no barrier when it came to contributing to the war effort. As we reflect upon this remarkable image from Memory Lane Prints, let us honor all those who served with valor on the home front – soldiers like Colonel J. Murray who took time out from his duties to engage with young Majine Wheeler – reminding us that even amidst chaos and conflict, compassion can still shine through.

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