Danish WW2 Pilots

LACW Eve Maria Constance Reynolds

(1923 -)

Eve Maria Constance Reynolds served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She was born in Denmark but was British subject by birth.

Eve Maria Constance Reynolds was born at the Lottesminde estate near Tikøb on 24 December 1923, the daughter of Frederick Charles Reynolds and Clara Wilhelmine Alice Reynolds (née Bähncke). The couple had married in Berlin in 1918.[1] Her father was born in the United Kingdom and her mother was naturalised as British subject at this time.[2] Eve was a British subject by birth as a consequence.

Reynolds volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War (2143488).[3] The exact date is not known, but the service number indicate that it was after August 1942.[4] There is no further information on her service at this point, but at the end of the war she held the rank of Leading Aircraftwoman.[5]

Endnotes

[1] DNA: Parish register, Tikøb Sogn.

[2] Ancestry: Berlin, Germany, Marriages, 1874-1936.

[3] NA: AIR 78/133.

[4] Reynolds’ service number is part of a block of numbers (2100000 to 2199999) allotted for WAAF enlistment in August 1942.

[5] Frihedsmuseets database over søfolk og soldater i allieret tjeneste, 1939-45, http://allieret.natmus.dk/person.aspx?84360 (accessed on 1 January 2021).