Former member of the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), Florence Green, has died aged 110. She was the last known veteran of the First World War.
Florence joined the service, aged 17, in September 1918 – just two months before the end of the war.
She worked as an officer’s mess steward at Narborough Airfield and RAF Marham, both in Norfolk, until July 1919.
She said recently of her wartime experiences that she worked ‘all hours’ serving officers their meals.
But, she revealed, she also enjoyed her time socializing with pilots and other staff at the airfields.
Despite being a member of the WRAF, Florence remembered that she resisted an offer to go for a flight in one of the aircraft – as she was scared of flying.
Read more about how Florence’s wartime service came to light in this BBC item from 2010.