An Ordinary Life : the experiences of an RAF wife in the fifties

RAF post-war
ISBN 1-84683-016-8
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by Betty White

The life of a British forces family at RAF Seletar in Singapore and elsewhere in the postwar years.

Illustrated with historic photos, this warmhearted account details the particular set of challenges that faced the wives of British Armed Forces personnel bringing up their families whilst living in married quarters on a military base during the post-war era.

In this enjoyable book Betty White (assisted by her son Brian) recalls of her experiences as the wife of a serving member of the RAF during the postwar years of the 1950s.

Many of her reminiscences are far from ordinary, particularly those of Singapore in the 1950s, where she and her RAF airman husband Derek White (who was in the RAF Marine Branch), known as 'Chalky to his RAF colleagues and who she always refers to as ‘Chalks’, lived for several years after he was posted to RAF Seletar.

Her memories of other RAF establishments include RAF Mount Batten at Plymouth, RAF Calshot and RAF Tangmere in Sussex.

The many events of their long and happy married life are described in a conversational style that is easy to read and will appeal to anyone who, like themselves, raised a family whilst serving in the British Armed Forces during the postwar years.