Middenway, Frances Winifred “Fran” (Civilian, b.1910 - d.2010)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Chullora
Accession Number PR06316
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Documents
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Chullora
Date made 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War experience of Miss Frances Winifred “Fran” Middenway, Department of Aircraft Production, Chullora, New South Wales, 1945.

Middenway, a member of the Australian Women’s Flying Club, worked as a Second Class Examiner for the Beaufort Bomber Division of the Department of Aircraft Production based at Chullora between 1941 and 1945. The Chullora complex produced large body sections for Beaufort and Bristol bombers.

Collection consists of:
1x Telegram from the Inspector in Charge for the Beaufort Division to Miss Middenway dated 6 March 1945, requesting that she escort the Duchess of Gloucester [Princess Alice] through the annex if necessary. The Inspector mentions that Miss Middenway was chosen because she had the right bearing, and because she was the niece of Sir Thomas Blamey.
1x Letter of Recommendation from the Inspector in Charge for the Beaufort Division to “whom it may concern”, dated 27 August 1945, certifying that Miss Middenway had worked at the Beaufort Division for four years and had worked conscientiously.