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WOMEN'S LAND ARMY

ACTIVITY IN THE SPRING AUXILIARY SERVICES READY DISCIPLINE NOT RELAXED % The never ceasing discipline and readiness of the women's auxiliary services in England were described by Miss Nooline Baker, of Stewart Island, 011 lier return from a nine months' holiday abroad. Almost every young woman had enrolled for some branch of war service, nnd most of these were now fully trained and wore standing by, ready for any eventuality, sho said. For instance, a friend of hers spent four hours daily on duty, waiting in her tin helmet with her car ready, her job being to fetch stretcher hearers. None of the workers had relaxed their discipline, and they all expected that their services would eventually bo needed. From September 3 until the time she left England, Miss Baker worked as county organising secretary for the Women's Land Army in Surrey, a position which she filled throughout the last war. Until the time sho left, thero had not been any great demand for these girls, she said, but it was expected that their services would be greatly needed in the spring. Farming had so far been :i reserved occupation in England, but it was likely that even tho farmers would be called up in time, and many workers would ho needed when tho 2,000,000 acres which were being ploughed for cultivation were readj r for use. Miss Baker hopes to remain in New Zealand until the end of the war, and will spend most of her time at her homo at Stewart Island. This homo is built on land deeded to her at her birth by her father, tho late Mr. John Holland Baker, who was then assistant surveyor-general to the Government.

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WOMEN'S LAND ARMY, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23640, 26 April 1940

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WOMEN'S LAND ARMY New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23640, 26 April 1940

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