Florence Cole joined the Women's Auxilliary Air Force as an Observer aged 20 in 1941. During the war years of 1939 - 45 she was part of the operation that cracked the German Enigma Code and also worked with the famous 617 Squadron at Scampton from where the amazing 'Dambusters' raid emanated.
This listing is a brief glimpse of the many exploits collection of newspaper articles of this remarkable lady who lived in Shrivenham High Street and sadly left us recently.
Since then, her family have donated many of her certificates and collection of articles to Shrivenham Heritage Society, available to view at the Heritage Centre. There are also many photos in the SHS Digital Vault which can be viewed online upon request by Email.
We are always on the look-out for more information about Shrivenham and district. If you have old photos, know of historical facts, old documents (especially deeds) please contact us...
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