Told through the eyes of those serving at the time, this is the story of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the years of World War II. Reminiscences and anecdotes describe in vivid detail what their lives were like from recruiting to demobilization, and a wealth of photographs, mostly taken by the women themselves. From the issue of uniforms and first nights in the barrack hut, WAAF members recall the variety of their experiences and their memories of being witnesses at vital moments of the war. For many of the women, some called up on National Service, this was their first time away from home, and they recall the strangeness of Service discipline and rules, the pleasure at cocking a snook at authority, the food, and spartan accommodation. Young and cheerful, they discovered humor in adversity, formed lasting friendships and shared an unbounded admiration for the pilots with whom they served.