In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(formerly in UK)
- He is delighted that his grandson Jason is in the RAF and married to a Waaf.
- Soon she is in her element, relishing her newfound freedom and the company of her fellow Waafs.
- Those in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, the Waafs, were killed at their posts in the bombing of the fighter stations on the edge of London at Manston, in Kent and other Royal Air Force stations.
- Re-live the times of 1940's Britain with an insight into the life and work of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for the battle of the Atlantic.
- Women's Auxiliary Air Force
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