Margrethe Jørgensen was one of the Danish women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.
In October 1939, Helvard—then a Danish navy pilot—was decorated for the rescue of four members of the Kriegsmarine. In 1942, he escaped Denmark to volunteer for the Royal Air Force. He was killed in June 1943, when his Stirling was shot down by a German night fighter on a mission for Krefeld.
A photo of a Hawker Typhoon from 137 Sqn named ‘Aase’ and a Danish flag in a Scottish newspaper caught my eye. It is likely that Aase was the sweetheart of one of the pilots, while stationed in Copenhagen for six weeks from early May 1945.
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.