Reva Tydeman: From farm to WRAAC 1952

Posted on: Mon 15 Mar 2021

Reva was one of the very first to enlist in the newly formed WRAAC, which released men to fight in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. Her reason for joining wasn’t an altruistic one though.  Her parents had died, the farm was sold, and she saw the Army as a means of survival. From Reva we hear about early life in South Australia, and a delightful look into her Army career, marriage, and then widowhood.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Image provided by R Tydeman and used with permission: July 1953 left to right Reva Carter (married name Tydeman), Pat McKenzie RAANC, and Nan Kercheval

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