Lambs in Blue

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by Rebecca Barnett
The adventures of three Tyneside lasses who joined the WAAF and were posted to Ceylon in WW2.

Britain's involvement in the Second World War required ordinary young men and women to take up challenges that would never have come their way in peace time. It also offered the opportunity for global travel to the generation who would otherwise never have left British shores. The three young women from Newcastle at the centre of this story are a case in point and the tales of their overseas adventures together make for enjoyable reading.

When 19-year-old Rebecca Barnett and her two friends left their office jobs on Tyneside in 1941 to join the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and 'do their bit' for the war effort, they little imagined that they would end up on a tropical island.

But that’s exactly what happened when they were among 50 WAAFs posted to Koggala, Ceylon as teleprinter operators.

There they found a hot-house climate, beautiful beaches, palm trees, fabulous sunsets and 2,500 lovelorn servicemen...

Adventure and romance were sure to follow – and indeed they did – though not in the way that anyone might have expected ...

Rebecca Barnett's good-humoured account of her unusual wartime adventures is delivered in an easy-going style that is guaranteed  entertain a wide variety of readers.

The WAAF
ISBN 1-873203-37-3
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