Reference MAF 59/16
Title Women's Land Army. Second World War. Correspondence and papers. Instructions issued to County Committees, circular letters and memoranda
Former Department Reference SL. 64490A
Government Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Rationing and Supply
Subthemes Central and local government, Agriculture and food supply, Labour supply and relations
Document Types Memoranda
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire
Organisations Agricultural Executive Committees, War Agricultural Executive Committees, Women's Land Army, Young Women's Christian Association


A file containing memoranda covering the post-war period, issued by the Women's Land Army to its county offices. Topics covered by the documents include changes in the regional structure of the Women's Land Army; the duties of employees at the Women's Land Army headquarters; the re-introduction of the basic petrol ration, and fuel and mileage allowances; the wages of employees during the Christmas holidays; and arrangements for a mass scheme to check for tuberculosis. Other topics discussed include the contract under which recruits of the Women's Land Army are employed; lists of the names and addresses of county secretaries; the issuing of Women's Land Army uniforms; the enrolment of aliens in the Women's Land Army; the status of German prisoners of war regarding marriage; the change from War Agricultural Executive Committees to County Agricultural Executive Committees; and the impact of this on the Women's Land Army.


accommodation, agricultural workers, agriculture, aliens, amenities, cars, Christmas, clothing, coupons, disease, drivers, education, employment, family, female labour, finance, fuel, German nationals, government committees, healthcare, holidays, hostels, local authorities, marriage, motor vehicles, petrol, post-war planning, prisoners of war, publications, ration books, rationing, recreation, recruitment, taxation, timber, transportation, tuberculosis, uniforms, vocational training, volunteers, wages, women's auxiliary services, working conditions

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