Women in the War

Around 5000 Australian nurses served in World War 2, in the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific, Britain and here in Australia

The Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service was formed in 1940, followed by the Royal Australian Navy Nursing Service in 1942. But the Australian Army Nursing Service, formed during the First World War, remained the largest.

2SER Producer Caroline Wagner’s great aunt, Jean Rannard, was part of the Voluntary Aid Department. Caroline spoke to Jean’s daughter, Annette Macquarie, about Jean’s service.

Producer: Caroline Wagner

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