TUCKER, K A

Display Number:  0608  
Name:  Tucker  Kathleen Alice (Kitty)
Rank:  Petty Officer Wren Service Number:  1659
Date Joined:  18 September 1939 Date Discharged:  22 September 1945

Kitty Tucker was married to Naval Artificer Leonard Tucker [display number 0609]. At the outbreak of war in 1939, she joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service for the duration of the war.  She was based at the shore establishment HMS DRAKE in Plymouth, UK.  Throughout the war she undertook many duties including ledger clerk, writer, telephonist, mail clerk and anti-gas instructor. In 1954 she moved to New Zealand with her husband.

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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  •  War Medal - Awarded across the British Commonwealth to all fulltime members of the Armed Force for 28 days service between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945 irrespective of where they were serving. On one side is an effigy of King George VI. On the reverse is a lion trampling on a dragon symbolising the Axis powers. The ribbon is the red, white and blue of the (British) Union Flag.
  • The Defence Medal - Awarded to British military and civilian personnel for a range of service in the United Kingdom, and to British, British Commonwealth and British Colonial personnel who served outside their home countries in a non-operational area or in an area subject to threat such as air attack. The centre of the ribbon is flame coloured, and the edges are green, symbols of the enemy attacks on Great Britain. Two black stripes represent the blackout in Great Britain.

Note: These medals have been incorrectly mounted and the Defence Medal should be displayed before the War Medal.