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True story of a lady Radio telephony operator in world war II. A Waaf in Bomber Command Pip Beck A sensitively written true story by a RAF Bomber Command wartime R/T operator who talked down the crews on their return from operations, met them off duty and so often, mourned their loss within days. The book sparkles with anecdotes and humour yet has a very special poignancy as the author reiterates her deep admiration for these truly remarkable men of Bomber Command.
Pip Beck volunteered for the WAAF in 1941 and was posted to RAF Waddington, where she trained as a R/T operator. In mid 1943 she was moved to Bardney, Lincs where, in order to satisfy her desire to fly, she unsuccessfully applied to remuster as Radar Mechanic (Air). Pip completed a wireless operator's course and was posted to Upper Heyford where, together with service at its satellite station at Barford St. John, she spent the last two years of the war.