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Anne Runciman Paterson

F, #6882, b. 13 December 1916, d. 28 September 2004
Last Edited: 6 Jul 2020
Anne Runciman Paterson 1940s
Anne Runciman Paterson early 1920s


Father*: David Paterson electrical engineer b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 10 Sep 1943
Mother*: Elizabeth Moonie Whitton b. 9 Feb 1892, d. 28 Sep 1963
2nd cousin 2 times removed of Robert Carson 'the Computer Doctor'

Military Service

  • Military Service*: Anne Runciman Paterson served with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force between 1939 and 1945 WAAF (from cap & uniform) wearing RAF Eagle cloth shoulder title badge; RAF Telecommunications Cloth Insignia Rank (ie Radio Operator) badge; and RAF Leading Aircraftman (propellor) badge

    This Uniform set would have been worn by a WAAF (LAC) Leading AirCraftwomans Radio Operator

    The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was Officially formed in June 1939 and a WAAF Radio Operator would have served through out WW2 in many roles from the very important Ploting Room tracking enemey aircraft, Control Tower to Anti-Aircraft Positions protecting vital towns and Airfields. The WAAF wore a similar 4 pocket tunic to Officers but with Albertross/Eagle and LAC on each sleeve, and Radio Operators badge on right upper sleeve.3,4


  1. [S6] From CPT [Dec 2009].
  2. [S40] From CPT [Jan 2011].
  3. [S6] CPT [Feb 2011].
  4. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) various to research the uniform PCC [Jun 2020].