Preview – Women at War: 100 Years of Service

Women at War
Picture Shows: June Brown (R) with fellow WRN Veteran, Dorothy Runnicles. Image Credit: BBC.

In 1917, during the Great War, Britain set up its first all-woman military unit.

Across this week five famous faces look into the roles of women serving in the British armed forces, in order to mark this centenary. First up is EastEnders star June Brown, who talks about her time as a Wren in World War Two. This is followed by Nicky Campbell investigating his mother’s part in Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WWII and then poet Pam Ayres talking about her time in the Women’s RAF in the 1960s.

Also featured are Edward Fox looking at how people like his aunt help the Home Front during WWII and Kelly Holmes recalls her time as an army physical-training instructor.

Women at War: 100 Years of Service is on every weekday at 9.15 on BBC One. A compilation show is on Sunday at 12.30.