A comprehensive new guide to researching women who served alongside the British armed forces from the 1840s to the 1930s, aimed both at family historians and students of women’s history.

Covers army, naval and air force nurses, VADs, the FANY, WAAC, WRNS and WRAF, as well as lesser known groups, like the army schoolmistresses, APMMC and women doctors.

Describes the origin, history and organisation of each service as well as providing detailed information on sources for researching individual women and illustrations and descriptions of uniforms to help with identification.