Rachel Rayner's story

As a young girl, Rachel Rayner had been a member of the Air Training Corps. Too young to enlist when the war began, she volunteered for the Red Cross. When she turned 18, Rachel enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF).

Rachel discharged in March 1947 after having spent some time in Japan. She visited Hiroshima and she remembered the awful sights she'd seen. Rachel believed the dropping of the atomic bomb was a terrible wrong done to the Japanese people.

Last updated: 13 October 2021

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2021), Rachel Rayner's story, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 25 October 2021, https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/stories-service/veterans-stories/rachel-rayners-story
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