Lesley`s mother, Joyce Frier was born in Croydon on Jan 16th 1926. She was a dressmaker in civvy street prior to her enrolment in the RAF at the age of 21.She progressed to A.C.W.1 on February 25th 1948. At some stage she was posted to M.E.A.F. 15 and sailed on the troopshop Empress of Australia heading for Port Said at the head of the Suez Canal via a stopover at Malta. She was destined for No 107 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kasfareet situated on the western shores of The Great Bitter Lake in Egypt where she took up her duties as an Equipment assistant. Throughout her service life she was always addressed by her nickname of " Bunny ". Following her marriage to Wilfrid Gooch on April 8th 1950, she returned to the UK for her service discharge at No 5 PDC at RAF Hednesford on July 6th 1950. Joyce sadly passed away on January 22nd 2002 in Ipswich.
WAAF 2802362 Joyce " Bunny " Frier
Above the catwalk and below with other friends. On the way to Egypt. August 1948