The two ladies in the launch were Mrs W C Thiele (right) and Mrs P Bartlett (left) photographed near Maidenhead, boat name Bermuda.

From the outset of war the War Office decided that women should be barred from enrolling as Local Defence Volunteers and it was not until 1943 that they were permitted to join as Auxiliaries.  However, women were working as unofficial Auxiliaries for the UTP from 1940.

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