Eileen Younghusband’s Wartime Recollections

09Nov11

 Today Eileen Younghusband delivered a talk at Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier recollecting her days in the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce.

During WWII, Eileen worked in The Filter Rooms of Fighter Command. These were the secret nerve centres for the defence of Britain, a closely guarded secret. These Filter Rooms were where RADAR

information was collated, corrected and identified as friend or foe – all done at great speed. This vital information initiated the air raid warnings, Fighter interceptions, instigated Air Sea Rescue and advised Artillery units for gunlaying. It was the secret link, which defended Britain.

Eileen’s talk really brought this period in time to life. Following her talk, Eileen signed copies of her new book “One Woman’s War”, which is available to purchase at the Firing Line Museum.

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