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Sandie Hayes

11th October 1918

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Sandie Hayes

This photograph is of 3,000 women war workers marching to Buckingham Palace. They are on their way to congratulate the King and Queen on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary. 

My question is :

They have HFF3 printed on the front of their uniforms. Does anyone know what HFF3 refers to? 

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derekb

I can’t help with HFF3, is it only on the tunics of the ladies at the front of the column who are wearing different colour caps, presumably supervisors?

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derekb

I wonder is it for H??? Filling Factory 3.

D.

 

 

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kenf48
3 hours ago, derekb said:

I wonder is it for H??? Filling Factory 3.

D.

 

 

 

 H = Hereford or is it an "N" as in this example i.e. 'National'.

 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30093327

 

The date of the march of 3,000 women workers to Buckingham Palace  was on the 29th June 1918.

 

Ken

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kenf48

 Reported in the Sunday Pictorial 30th June 1918

The march included not only munitions workers but women from many organisations.

 

'Their march was a triumphant progress along a rose strewn path.   Their brothers in the workshops and fighting forces did more than cheer.  Very gallantly they showered roses on their sisters as they swung smilingly and smartly along'. 

 

Ken

 

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Sandie Hayes

Well, thanks guys, answers to questions I didn't know I needed to ask!

The caption on the photo was '11.10.18' I never thought to check it was correct. 

I never noticed that the women in the front had different coloured caps.

The photo shows clearly that the letters are definitely HFF. 

Thanks for all your responses, very much appreciated. 

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