09 November 2023
ScotlandsPeople has announced the release of almost 10,000 index cards for those who joined the Land Army and Timber Corps from 1939 to 1950.
These women played a vital role in the war effort, replacing men who had joined the forces during the Second World War. They contributed to the production of food and kept vital industries supplied with timber during the war and its immediate aftermath.
How to use the records
These records will help you trace your Scottish ancestor's service history and will be of particular interest to family historians hoping to learn more about the role their relatives played in the Second World War.
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Each card can give insight into:
- the training given to new recruits
- where they worked
- why they left their post
The records are currently available for those members who were born in 1922 and earlier. Explore the records at ScotlandsPeople.
Report courtesy of ScotlandsPeople. Image: Women’s Land Army Memorial, Clochan. Copyright Richard Sutcliffe, CCASA 2.0