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Woman’s award for war service
4:10pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
A Malvern woman who worked on the home front in the Second World War has been honoured for her service.
Margaret Wynn, aged 93, was presented with the Women’s Land Army Badge by Richard Furze, chief executive of the Friends of the Elderly which runs Perrins House in Graham Road, where she lives.
Miss Wynn, a Malvern resident since the 1940s and who subsequently worked at both Malvern College and Malvern Girls’ College, served in the Land Army between 1941 and 1944, During this time, she did strenuous work in a number of farms across the region, working with a horse and cart to collect crops to feed troops as well as the local community.
The Land Army Badge is the first official recognition of the contribution made by members of the Women’s “forgotten army” to the war effort.
Miss Wynn said: “I feel truly honoured to receive the badge.
“Working on the land was extremely tough but I enjoyed every minute as it was a real adventure.
“I made lifelong friends and memories I will always treasure.
“Joining the Land Army was an easy decision – we all had our part to play and women had a great deal to contribute. It is truly wonderful to receive this acknowledgement.” Maria Walker, manager of Perrins House, said: “I am so pleased that Miss Wynn’s spirit and determination has been formally recognised. She is a popular member of Perrins House and has always worked hard on behalf of the local community.
“Miss Wynn tells such fascinating stories of her time as a land girl and I know that the whole of Perrins House has enjoyed celebrating this fantastic achievement.”
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