Elspeth Henderson

Elspeth Henderson

Elspeth Henderson was one of the first three women in Britain to be awarded the Military Medal, winning it for refusing to leave her post in the operations room at Biggin Hill after it took a direct hit during a German bombing raid. Prior to that she had been entombed in the Waaf shelter, returning to work immediately after being released.

Many thanks to Headstream and Yesterday for providing these pictures, which come from their Heroes of Biggin Hill, broadcast for the first time on 12 August 2010.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 August 2010), Elspeth Henderson, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_elspeth_henderson.html

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