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TITLE
Interview with Mary Morrison about happy times in the WAAF
EXTERNAL ID
WD_BF03_TRACK03_MORRISON
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Mary Morrison
SOURCE
Am Baile and War Detectives
ASSET ID
3161
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
camaraderie
comradeship
friendship
Armed Forces
audio

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Mary Morrison recalls life as a WAAF nurse during World War 2.

We were all billeted in Nissan huts: big, long Nissan huts, with one stove in the middle and lots of beds, probably about 20 on each side and one locker and two blankets and one pillow and very hard mattress. And what else? Very cold, very cold - but good fun, I suppose, good fun. Sometimes we would have a get-together perhaps in the, in the, in the sick bay maybe and one time we had an Irish medical officer, squadron leader, who was very friendly and very, very musical and the things he liked best were - He had a great big mug for his tea and if he had a mug of tea and he had his guitar and he would say, 'Would you be liking now to be hearing an Irish song?' And well, I was in the minority because there weren't very many Scottish people on the station; they were nearly all English and maybe occasionally one or two Irish. But he would, he would very often give us an Irish song: 'The Mountains of Mourne' and I can't be remembering all the - But oh, we had lots of happy times. Yes, we had and everybody was very helpful to everybody else, and very mindful, very, yes.

This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochbervie Primary School.

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Interview with Mary Morrison about happy times in the WAAF

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; camaraderie; comradeship; friendship; Armed Forces; audio

Am Baile and War Detectives

War Detectives (interviews)

Mary Morrison recalls life as a WAAF nurse during World War 2.<br /> <br /> We were all billeted in Nissan huts: big, long Nissan huts, with one stove in the middle and lots of beds, probably about 20 on each side and one locker and two blankets and one pillow and very hard mattress. And what else? Very cold, very cold - but good fun, I suppose, good fun. Sometimes we would have a get-together perhaps in the, in the, in the sick bay maybe and one time we had an Irish medical officer, squadron leader, who was very friendly and very, very musical and the things he liked best were - He had a great big mug for his tea and if he had a mug of tea and he had his guitar and he would say, 'Would you be liking now to be hearing an Irish song?' And well, I was in the minority because there weren't very many Scottish people on the station; they were nearly all English and maybe occasionally one or two Irish. But he would, he would very often give us an Irish song: 'The Mountains of Mourne' and I can't be remembering all the - But oh, we had lots of happy times. Yes, we had and everybody was very helpful to everybody else, and very mindful, very, yes. <br /> <br /> This interview was recorded as part of a War Detectives project in 2005 at Kinlochbervie Primary School.