Rachel Rayner - Getting father's signature to enlist

Running time
1 min 14 sec
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I was originally in the Air Training Corps when I was a bit younger for not very long. Then I joined the Red Cross and I was sewing sheets or something, and I felt that, I just came home to my dad one day and said, "I turn 18 next week, I'm thinking that I should join the services."

He tried to talk me out of it, but I think it was just trying to protect me and I was pretty strong-willed. I sort of got around him and I told him all I needed was his signature. I think he thought, well, I had a young brother but he wasn't old enough so I said, "Frank can't go, so I think I should." That was my reasons really and he did sign it for me

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