The Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) Association represents women who served in the Army from 1917-1992; the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), later renamed the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) during the First World War, the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during the Second World War and the Women’s Royal Army Corps from 1949 -1992.
The Association has over 3000 members and a network of Branches throughout the UK and overseas, providing esprit de corps and comradeship for women who served.
The WRAC Association also distributes means tested benevolence grants to those in need.
Further information can be found on our website wracassociation.org.uk or on our Facebook page.
How to take part...in three easy steps!
1. Get your free special scrapbook from your local school, HIVE or join today and we'll send you one.
2. Choose a book all your family will enjoy reading - Reading Force's recommended reads list could help you choose.
3. All read the book, together or individually and talk about it - face-to-face, over the phone or Skype.
Whilst you are reading the book, fill your Reading Force scrapbook with your family's thoughts and opinions about the book. Include anything you want - eblueys, letters, photographs, drawings, reviews and notes.
Enter your finished scrapbook into the Reading Force Scrapbook Competition and you could win a great prize! Every family receives a certificate and wins a book for taking part. Competitions are held twice a year – 30th April and 31st October.
Claim your free book to get you started with Reading Force by filling in the postcard inside your scrapbook or requesting one on our website.
Check out our website for Reading Force competition prizes and details, for more information about Reading Force, see what other families have done in their scrapbooks, read our blog, request your free scrapbook, and much more!
RWBDay is working closely with Paul & Linda Britchford, owners of the Mobile WW2 Museum, to offer a unique experience to schools in their own environment. They offer a living history teaching resource that also covers the 2014 History curriculum, teaching school children about the Battle of Britain and life on the home front. A multi sensory Air Raid with special audio and visual effects, also enhances learning about the Blitz and helps bring the subject to life.
Paul & Linda, who own all the equipment and memorabilia, can also provide a non-teaching exhibition and host numerous events throughout the UK.
Costs vary, depending on venue, but start from just £400 for a whole day at a local school.
Many schools use it as an opportunity to combine forces and shares the costs.
This is a day your pupils will never forget as it gives them a hands-on approach that stimulates their learning ability and a greater understanding of what life really was like during such a turbulent time in our country's history.
For more information visit: mobileww2museum.co.uk
My Daddy's Going Away is a children's colour picture book. It is not only a fun read, but great for use in all families where Dad has to leave home from time to time. It explains paternal absence through a poem about an alien dad who flies off to work and adventures, loves his children, communicates with them while away, and then flies home.
Author: Christopher MacGregor
Foreword: HRH The Prince of Wales
For Schools the presenter would set up in the school hall or similar area, and work with the same class all day, running various workshops, activities and Q&A sessions. However, every event is bespoke, so they can tailor the day to suit all requirements. They can concentrate, on one era in particular, or cover every area. What they usually find is that they start to cover one area, but the kids actually dictate what they want to learn, (unwittingly).
For schools, the cost for the Museum for the day is £250, for schools within a 50 mile radius of Edinburgh, that’s for the full set up including all activities and worksheets. For schools further afield, the company cover Scotland and the North of England, they will add on a small mileage charge. They can also offer workshops where they bring in a box of artefacts, and possibly audio/video displays. They start at £160 for the day. The full museum set up is by far the best and most economical.
The Museum is also available for bookings of any kind. They are adding to the Museum all the time, and updating the displays. When booking please mention RWBDay17.