Royal British Legion Women at War 100

2Lt Deputy Opps Officer (Resilience) Brooke, took part in the the Royal British Legion (RBL) Women at War 100 Ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum on 7 July 2017.

Zoe’s great-aunt served in F section SOE during the second World War. Women at War 100 marks the 100 year anniversary of women being enrolled into the British Army for the first time. 

The ceremony also marked the start of a RBL campaign, which will run until Remembrance Sunday this year. 

Charles Byrne, Director General of the Royal British Legion, said at the end of the service:

"And today we have had members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry present, who served a full ten years before this commemorative, when they joined the war effort in October 1914.  It is phenomenal that this group of volunteers are still serving, and they have recently provided more than 1,000 hours of voluntary service during the emergency incidents in Manchester, London, and Grenfell."

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