Ida Marie (or Tina) O’Brien drove ambulance in France during the First World War and a Yellow Cab in Los Angeles in the 1940s until she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in 1944. Born in Copenhagen in 1895, she lived an eventful life both before and after emigrating to the USA. She was one of twenty-nine Danish born women to volunteer for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).
Else J. C. Berantzino was working as a cook in Middlesex, when the war broke out. She was one of the Danish volunteers in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the war.
From early on the Danish volunteers in the RAF wanted to distinguish themselves as Danes in Allied service. One way of doing that was to wear a nationality shoulder title on the uniform.
During the Second World War an ambulance was donated to the Royal New Zealand Air Force by the Danish Association in New Zealand. A number of photographs in the collection of the Royal Danish Library document the event at which some of the Danish volunteers were present.