women's auxiliary air force

Corporal Elspeth Henderson and Sergeant Helen Turner (1941). Dame Laura Knight (English, 1877-1970).

Celebrates two young women in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force who were awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in recognition of the way they had stayed at their posts after their building received a direct hit. And while Knight has given all due attention to their uniforms, their equipment, and even to a map on the wall behind them, it is their determination and commitment that catches one’s attention.