AC1 Inge Marie Kjær Nielsen (m. Dobson)
(1913 - 1990)
Inge Marie Kjær Nielsen served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She was born in England by Danish-born parents.
Inge Marie Kjær Nielsen was born in Bromley, Kent, on 11 October 1913. She was the daughter of coachsmith Harald Oluf Nielsen and Ane Sørine Nielsen (née Kjær). Her father settled in Bromley before the First World War and the marriage. The parents married in Copenhagen in 1912. The father was naturalised in May 1916, and Nielsen was, thus, British subject by birth.
In September 1939, Nielsen was a trained shorthand typist and a A.R.P. ambulance driver.
Nielsen volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War (2003035). The exact date is not known, but the service number indicate that it was in mid-1941. There is no further information on the nature of her service at this point, but in December 1942 she held the rank of Aircraftwoman 1st Class.
She married Norman Dobson on 11 November 1942 in Uxbridge, Middlesex. She died in Jan 1990.
 1913 England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.
 DNA: Parish register, Brorson Sogn.
 NA: HO 144/1393/270492.
 Ancestry: 1939 England and Wales Register.
 NA: AIR 78/118.
 Nielsen’s service number is part of a block of numbers (2000000 to 2099999) allotted for WAAF enlistment in May 1941. The following block (from 2100000) was allotted in August 1942.
 DNA: 10194, Danske Råd i London, Rekrutteringskontoret, pk. 73.
 Ancestry.co.uk: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007.