Bristol 2014 The City And Conflict From The First World War To The Present Day

Bristol 2014 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership

First World War Centenary Partnership Programme

Bristol 2014 is supported by:

Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Bristol City Council Business West Society of Merchant Venturers University of the West of England

It is coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Moved by Conflict: Object 6: VAD Uniform

Middle class women, many of whom had never worked before, joined the Voluntary Aid Detachments of the Red Cross. There were 464 women in the Bristol detachments. The VADs, as they were known, helped to organise and care for injured soldiers arriving by train at Temple Meads. They also worked in the various war hospitals set up in Bristol, often filling the places of qualified nurses who were needed at the Front. (ref TB1567.1-9)
A Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse’s uniform from the First World War. © Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

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