Prudence got herself transferred on medical grounds and continued her war career, first looking after women bombed out of their homes and then in the Special Operations Executive, helping put troops behind enemy lines.
It was there she met her late husband, Eric, an army major in the Special Intelligence Corps. She married Eric Worsley Battersby in 1946.
In 2003 an article in The Hampshire Chronicle recounted her memories; "I never told a soul at the time and have never spoken publicly about it. Conditions were spartan, with just two beds and two wireless sets, and the tree women in each unit just had each other for company. Perhaps not surprisingly, they often fell out. It was terribly lonely and it really got me down after a bit. I did almost two years. It was boring work and tremendously claustrophobic"
Hampshire Chronicle 21 March 2003