Oral History collection: Mrs Betty Grove (née Pope, born Fulham, 1923) interviewed by Peter Hall. DVD entitled “Interview with Mrs Betty Grove ex LACW Pope RAF Fairwood Common, 1942”.

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      GB 216 D/D Z 717/7
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      1 dvd

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[00:00:01] Personal Details: Betty Pope, WAAF, Meteorological Branch, RAF Fairwood Common. [00:00:07] RAF Meteorology: Met Office training: London, above Oxford St store. [00:00:46] RAF Meteorology: Hourly observations, coding. [00:00:52] RAF Meteorology: Data to Group, thereafter to HQ, Dunstable [?], to various stations. [00:01:15] RAF Meteorology: Data codes: 5 figure groups. [00:01:36] RAF Meteorology: Shift patterns. [00:01:53] RAF Fairwood: Main building changed little since war. [00:02:22] RAF Fairwood: Met Office on ground floor, flying office above. [00:02:31] RAF Meteorology: Weather balloon usage