70 years of the WRAC — Rise of the Lionesses

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National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
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0207 730 0717

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Dates & Time:
28th June to 20th October 2019
10 AM to 5.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See nam.ac.uk

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Rise of the Lionesses will explore the role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the WRAC and much has changed for woman in the military during that time. When they were originally formed it was only meant as a temporary measure due to the lack of men, but it soon evolved into a permanent unit of female soldiers.

The exhibition will use documents and objects to explore how attitudes towards women serving in the military have changed since the WRAC's formation, and how this has affected the contributions they were able to make.

 

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