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Veteran: Lilian Badar, 2019 - Limited edition prints available - 250 copies only.

Original: Linen Canvas, 60cm x 70cm

WW2 Veteran: Lilian Badar, 2019. JACooke

Type of print
  • Lilian Bader born in 1918, was possibly the first Black woman to join the British Armed Forces. Orphaned at nine years old she was separated from her 2 brothers. At the age of twenty, Lilian was still at the Convent she had been since nine years old. The outbreak of World War Two, Lilian found herself accepted as a Canteen Assistant at NAAFI, Catterick Camp. Lilian found work again in January 1940 feeding soldiers. In 1941 Lilian embarked on a 12-week training course, qualifying as an Instrument repairer; a relatively new job made available to women in 1940. Her academic prowess and personable nature shone through and after passing several exams, Lilian graduated as a First-Class Airwoman and her skills saw her promoted to Corporal and leading Aircraftwoman.

    Original oil painting. 60cm x 70cm. Medium: Oil on canvas. 

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