Jan Hyde: WRAAC – the evolving role of women in defence

Posted on: Mon 15 Mar 2021

Jan served in an era that was rapidly changing, and she was at the forefront of that change.  She was one of the last to serve in the WRAAC before it was disbanded and the female soldiers, including Jan, were amalgamated into other Corps and units within the Army.  It was a time of broadening roles and responsibilities for women, as well as equal pay, and having to justify why that was an imperative.

Producer Helen Meyer

Lt Col Jan Hyde 2006 – UN Beret, and Circa 2016 Photos provided by J Hyde and used with permission

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