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"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/177

Scope and Contents

Photo shows WSC sitting in a chair, wearing a metal helmet and holding a pair of large binoculars. CSC, wearing a metal helmet, stands behind him with her fingers in her ears. Mary Churchill leans over WSC, also wearing a metal helmet, pointing to the sky. Anti-aircraft guns and ATS personnel are seen in the distance.


  • Creation: 1944-06-30


Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service, 481 Battery. In 1944 481 Battery was stationed near Chartwell, Kent, and when WSC and CSC visited they saw the battery in action against a V-1 flying bomb.

Language of Materials



Information from Mary Soames "A Daughter's Tale" (Doubleday, London, 2011).

Finding aid date

2016-06-21 11:29:12.487000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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