The centenary of women serving within the Armed Forces was marked during the poignant Women’s Services Memorial Day which took place at the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday.
Sunday’s ceremony was especially poignant, as it saw the Laying Up of the Branch Standards of Keyingham and Stamford Bridge Royal British Legion Women’s Section, making this the last time that these Standards were presented and paraded. Taking the salute was Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, joined by former ATS Barbara Weatherall from Selby. Barbara, 92, served as an air defence gunner and military driver throughout World War Two, joining the ATS at the age of just 17.
The parade was led by the Yorkshire Military Band and Corps of Drums, creating a rousing and colourful spectacle for all participants and visitors to enjoy, followed by a flypast from one of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfires.
Images by Neill Watson. For more see: http://yorkshireairmuseum.org/latest-news/women-in-services-day-in-the-yorkshire-sunshine/