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Florence Hilda Duff


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Florence Hilda AWMM
  • Surname
    Duff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Snodgrass AWMM
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
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  • Florence Hilda Duff was one of the first New Zealanders to obtain a commission in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, which she joined as a cook in 1939. She obtained her commission as a cipher officer in 1940. Mrs. Duff was the wife of Colonel C J Duff, and the second daughter of the late Honourable W.W. Snodgrass MLC. She died while returning to New Zealand, on board the SS Port Hunter which sunk in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands on the 11th July 1942.

    Mrs. Duff has resigned from the WAAF to take up duties with the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and join her husband who had recently returned from active service with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. She had accompained her husband to India in December 1937, where they proceded to England in January 1939. She was educated at Nelson Girls College. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Canary IslandsAtlantic Ocean AWMM
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