Pamela Mary Forster Irving (Miss)

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Second Subaltern Pamela Mary Forster Irving
Life dates
1921 -
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Caption & credit
Ingle-Finch Nee Irving by Sally Waterhouse-Brown (from IWM)
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Ardingly Instation Operator Unknown Unknown
Alnwick Instation Operator 20 Jan 1943 20 Jul 1944
Bilting (Challock) Instation Operator 1942 1942
Edinburgh Golf Course Instation Operator 1942 Unknown
The Auxiliary Territorial Service
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Commissioned or Enlisted
15 Jan 1942

She was visited by Beatrice Temple as follows;

East Grinstead 25 Feb 1942,

Possibly at Challock 30 Mar 1942,

Edinburgh 6 Aug 1942 where it is commented she wants to return to Hatfield Peverel

Temple's diary records; Nov 26 1942 - "Returned to Hatfield Peverel – able to talk to Cicely. To ‘other place’ with Avis and Pamela but security vague".

Alnwick 20 Jan 1943; On to Alnwick – Pamela there – lunch in hut. After lunch met Colonel Villiers – willing to have them. Back to hut – picked up Pamela – introduced to Anderson, then tea in mess. Mar 24 1943 Newcastle – Morpeth – Alnwick (Bettine off duty, others flourishing). Dinner in mess with Colonel Villiers. Pamela now engaged. Apr 26 1943 Back again to Alnwick – collected Pamela for interview with Lady R – all amicably settled.

Other information

She married Michael R Ingle-Finch.
She was the daughter of Squadron Leader Laurence Henry Forster Irving, who was helping Peter Fleming in Kent in 1940. This doubtless explains her recruitment to Special Duties.