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ATS photos and documents

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:59 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

These are photos and documents from my mother who was Gunner Skinner M W/144111. I have included the list of places where she was stationed as the radar operator - she said she spotted planes and told the guns which direction to fire. Strange to say, but she had a fantastic time in the ATS seeing so much of the country and meeting people from all over the UK. She was proposed to by 5 different men but chose to marry my father whom she had met in May 1939 at a Scout and Guiding camp! The diary includes one of the proposals as well as mention of D-Day on 6.6.44.

I've also included photos of her ATS life.


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ATS photos and documents

Person the story/items relate to

Myrtle Lawler nee Skinner - Gunner Skinner M W/14111

Person who shared the story/items

Frances King

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

She was my mother.

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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