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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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