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JOAN BRADSHAW married name THORNTON
 
Born 13 February 1920 Crosby, Liverpool
 
Joined the ATS August 1942 in Halifax. Not allowed to join until 1942 as she worked on insurance claims for the bombing in Liverpool
 
August 1942 "Square Bashing Halifax"
 
Beaumanor C Watch 1943
Beaumanor B Watch 1945
 
London War Office Selection Board
Met Ann Smith, became life long friends
 
November 1942 30 Squad Trowbridge for Morse Code training
Selected because of her secretarial and short hand skills
Made Lance Corporal 14 August 1943 - Later promoted to Corporal
 
Then To Beaumanor As Radio Intercept Operator Until 1946
Operated in "J" Hut which is still in the grounds of Beaumanor
 
Demobbed March 1946
 
In 2002 awarded the Freedom Of Bletchey Park
 
In 2009 was awarded the GC&CS badge
by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
 
Passed away at the age of 96 in March 2016.