Physical Training at a Recruits Depot, c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton
Physical Training at a Recruits Depot, c1943. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), whose members were referred to as WAAFs, was the female auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Its members did not serve as aircrew, but although they did not participate in active combat, they were exposed to the same dangers as any on the home front working at military installations. Among their duties were: crewing of barrage balloons, catering, meteorology, radar, aircraft maintenance, transport, communications duties including wireless telephonic and telegraphic operation. At its peak strength, in 1943, the number of WAAFs (members of the force) exceeded 180, 000, with over 2, 000 women enlisting per week. From "Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman, Late Fight Officer W.A.A.F. [Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, New York, Melbourne, c1943]
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Photograph of Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett, gymnasium coach of Harvard University, 1859-1871
This photographic print depicts Aaron Molyneaux Hewlett, the first African American gymnasium coach at Harvard University. Hewlett is seated and is surrounded by a variety of exercise equipment. He wears a striped three-piece suit and a dark necktie. The print is cut in an oval shape and mounted on thick pasteboard that is tinted a light tan around the print. The text "Warren Phot." is printed in the lower left corner of the tinted paper. Written in the top left corner of the reverse in blue ink is the text, "1866-BOSTON / "HARVARD"
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Huddersfield technical college students Nick Benbon and Samantha Wills stand by to teach
Huddersfield technical college students Nick Benbon and Samantha Wills stand by to teach basketball to this group of youngsters from Spring Grove school. The students were among a group of 16 from the College's City and Guilds Recreation and Leisure Course who gained valuable coaching experience while providing a sports afternoon for the children. Course tutor Mrs Joan Welshaw said the afternoon was one of many which the students had planned for schools and community groups in the area. 15th November 1985