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Summary: Everyday life for WRAF members on an RAF coastal station, probably near Hastings, summer 1918.
Description: Some of the women work driving or doing maintenance work on RAF cars and lorries. One woman changes the tyre on a staff car, but is unable to get the inner tube detached from the tyre, even with the help of another woman. A male groundcrew member finally has to help. Some of the women play cricket outside their hut. Other women sit outside the cookhouse peeling potatoes; more join in. Inside the cookhouse the women cook and wash up. One woman does preparation work on an aerial camera, which a groundcrew member arrives to collect, also giving her a photograph to identify, which she does using reference books. Women act as waitresses in the officers' mess.
Production Details: Royal Air Force (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, Women's Royal Air Force, (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British air - routine (object name)
operations, British air - maintenance (object name)
recreation, British air - sport: cricket (object name)
society, British air - sustenance (object name)
intelligence, military, British - reconnaissance (object name)
equipment, British air - camera: aerial reconnaissance (object name)
Hastings area, Sussex, England, UK (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Silent
Soundtrack language: None
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 627 ft; Running time: 11 mins
Notes: Summary: see also IWM 1106 and IWM 1107-01. This film appears to be an alternative, or possibly discarded, version of IWM 1106
Series continuity: there is no film held under the numbers IWM 1108, IWM 1113 and IWM 1115 - IWM 1119 inclusive.