WAAF nursing orderly Cpl Lydia Alford

D-Day+7 ‘Flying Nightingale’ Lydia Alford

Header: WAAF nursing orderly Cpl Lydia Alford was the first British servicewoman to land in Normandy after D-Day.

Seventy-five years ago, on 13th June 1944, D-Day+7, 27-year-old WAAF Corporal Lydia Alford was the first British servicewoman to land in Normandy. She was also the first British servicewoman ever to be sent deliberately into a war zone by the British Government, something that is normal and commonplace today, but which in 1944 was an exceptional precedent.

BBMF Lancaster

Win an internal tour of BBMF Lancaster PA474

Header image: A tour of the inside of Lancaster PA474 and its cockpit is waiting for the lucky winner of this month's ballot prize (PA474 has dual controls, unlike operational wartime Lancasters). (Photo: John Dibbs)

This month one lucky member of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club will win a ‘money cannot buy it’ opportunity to experience what it is like inside BBMF Lancaster PA474, which is very representative of operational wartime Lancasters.

How to enter the ballot

All current members of the RAF Memorial Flight Club have been automatically entered into this month’s ballot. If you’re not already a member, please join the Club before 1st June 2019 to stand a chance of winning the prize. 

Severn Valley Railway

Win tickets to ‘Step Back to the 1940s’

On top of this month’s fantastic prize for members, we’re also giving away a bonus prize. One lucky person will win two tickets to Severn Valley Railway’s ‘Step Back to the 1940s’ event on Sunday 30th June.

Complete the entry form below by 26th May 2019 to be in with a chance of winning. This competition is open to everybody, so please do share it with your friends and family. Our winner will be drawn at random and contacted by email at the end of May.


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