I was appalled to see that the book featuring South Molton Royal British Legion makes no mention of the South Molton Women's Section.
We are a small group of veterans who served our country and whom I feel should not be ignored. It is very sad that the compilers of the book have seen fit to airbrush us out of history. We served our country in its time of need and as a consequence we also have our wartime tales to tell.
Peacetime service life bears no relation to our wartime experience; it is therefore not surprising that many people cannot relate to it. It was so far removed from normality that it needs a very active imagination to even begin to comprehend what service life was like at that time.
The entire country was under attack day and night and many of us were far from home and in the midst of it. Every naval establishment, army base and air station were prime targets for the German Luftwaffe, of this we were well aware.
We are now a group of elderly ladies who are no longer as active as we would wish to be, but we are true veterans and loyal members of the Royal British Legion.
President, South Molton
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