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Betty Elizabeth Bridges (nee Evans)

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WOMENS AUSTRALIAN AUXILARY AIF FORCE

Place of birth; Collie WA Education; Collie State School Joined Air Force Perth 1944 at the age of 18

After one month initial training at Karrinyup Golf Course which was closed to golfers during the war, I was stationed at Cunderdin Air Force Training facility.

I then served at Perth, Busselton, Pearce and Perth again as a clerk librarian, was discharged when the war ended. I then did a twelve-month dress making rehabilitation course in Perth.

After completing the course I returned home to Collie to live. I enjoyed my experience in the Air Force and I do believe it broadened my horizons and the comradeship was great.

 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.