WAAF Women Air Force Palestine Hebrew Jewish British Army Brochure WW2 RAF ATS. The Yishuv saw itself as part of the struggle against the Nazis, and the call for women to serve and enlist, just as many of the men enlisted, was heard from the beginning of the war, despite the opposition of religious elements. The initiative to establish a women's auxiliary force came from the women's organizations in the Yishuv.
In December 1941, the British agreed, after lengthy negotiations, to enlist Palestinian women. However, it turned out that there was strong opposition to this recruitment by men, and especially among the kibbutz movements. Behind all the practical arguments in which the opponents of the women's recruitment tried to explain their position was an irrational feeling of fear of violating the Jewish woman's honor. However, since it was clear to members of the Jewish Agency Executive that the British would carry out the recruitment of women without the Jewish Agency, most of them would be preferred as a joint venture. The women's volunteer movement was also a protest against the deprivation of their status in the military sphere in the community.
Indeed, one of the indirect results of their struggle was a change in the status of the company in defense and acceptance of the ranks of the Palmach. Despite the objections and reservations, at the end of December 1941, the first group of conscripts was concentrated. By March 1942, 519 Jewish women had enlisted. In April 1943, the Royal Air Force announced the start of recruitment of women to its ranks in units called WAAF.
The RAF sought mainly clerks, as well as professional workers in the fields of communication and photography. The volunteers for the Air Force initially concentrated in Palestine and Egypt, and here their main concentrations remained until the end of the war.9 x 21 cm Folded. The item "WAAF Women Air Force Palestine Hebrew Jewish British Army Brochure WW2 RAF ATS" is in sale since Friday, August 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Judaism\Other Judaism Collectibles". The seller is "kedmatdena" and is located in Jerusalem Israel. This item can be shipped worldwide.