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Bedfordshire Women's Land Army

Roll Call of Bedfordshire Land Girls
Rita Olive Squires Stokes

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Name Stokes, Rita Olive Squires
Date of birth 3 July 1924
Place at enrolment Luton, Bedfordshire
Joined WLA 25 May 1943
Left WLA 19 October 1946
WLA No. 121970
Trained On the job plus tractor maintenance at Slough, Bucks.
Employed Employed at Hulcote Moors Hostel.
Married name Keen
Further information Former milliner, aged 18. Demobilised. Left Hulcote Moors Hostel and was billeted at 52 Mill Road, Cranfield. Tractor work on various farms in the area. Drove her tractor in the 1946 Bedford Parade and was in the Guard of Honour for Princess Elizabeth when she left the Corn Exchange.
Rita Stokes


Stuart Antrobus Historian/Author

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