Edith is ninety years young

Posted on 10th June 2011 | in Amble & Warkworth British Legion , Community , Heritage & Tourism

British Legion branch member Edith Hunter from Amble recently celebrated her 90th birthday.  Secretary June Watson gave Edith birthday flowers and greetings from the branch (see pic). 

Edith served her country in WW2 joining up in 1942 and was posted to RAF Leuchars, Fife where she worked in the officers Mess manning 2 telephones and tannoy. 

In May 1944 she went on attachment to RAF Tain (Ross & Cromarty) ready for D Day. In Sept 1944 she was posted to RAF Silloth, (Cumberland) and was finally posted to RAF Kinloss and demobbed in Sept 1946.

Edith is also an active member of the North East and Newcastle WAAF Association which meets each month at St Andrews Church, Gallowgate, Newcastle.