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Molly Metz

"I joined at the beginning of 1942 because I heard that they were accepting women in at that time and our Manager he was a member of the crew so he told the Cashier and I and we both thought it was a good idea and we would be doing some war work. Because the job we were in was to do with food we were exempt from war work, but we both wanted to do something and we thought it was a good idea so we joined."

Molly Metz recalls her time in the Royal Observer Corps

"We kept the same chair and the same place each time, apart from times on the long range board but that was when the planes were leaving Europe and coming over on the sea, and then you would be up on a raised dias then, and the ones on the table once they’d reached England would take them off from there... You had to get your plots right or otherwise they’d be in another part of England...!"

Molly Metz recalls her time in the Royal Observer Corps

"You went in and there was a room downstairs with a caretaker there, and he would give you your earphones and speaking tube, and then we just cleaned it with dettol you know and took our coats off and then you went up in the Ops Room. Then you sort of waited for the person to get out of the chair and you sat down, you just said hello and that was that – because it was continuous....."

Molly Metz recalls her time in the Royal Observer Corps

"Everybody gelled so well that really you never noticed the differences. I mean I found that all of them were so nice we were there doing a job and you never felt that their job wasn’t any more important than anyone else is, and you never felt that they were a different standard of living then us, well I didn’t anyway.."

Molly Metz recalls her time in the Royal Observer Corps

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