Margaret Moorcroft – Film 1Margaret Moorcraft served in the WRNS from 1943 1946 as a Leading Wren Armourer. In this the first of 7 films, Margaret talks about how her early life shaped her determination to get involved in the war.
Margaret Moorcroft – Film 2Unlike many Wrens, Margaret went to the WRNS training station at Mill Meece because Mill Hill in London was having problems with dysentery. She explains why she chose to become an Air Mechanic Armourer and details some of her training.
Margaret Moorcroft – Film 3Margaret heads North to Fearn in Scotland. Its a memory that has stayed firmly put. She describes the base and what they did to relax
Margaret Moorcroft – Film 4Margaret talks in detail about her job as an Air Mechanic Armourer. She worked on the Fairey Barracuda and managed to get the odd flight too She then moves from Fearn to RAF Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man. Aka HMS Urley, it was a much more enjoyable base to be based at.
Margaret Moorcroft – Film 5The base was better but working with explosives was just as dangerous. She recalls a nasty moment. Margaret talks Jock, a man who made a good impression on her.
Margaret Moorcroft – Film 6Whilst at RAF Ronaldsway, Margaret witnessed many Barracuda crashes. Fortunately her flight went [pretty much] without incident Margaret was at HMS Urley for almost 18 months before returning to Scotland. This time to RNAS Crail (HMS Jackdaw).