Royal Commonwealth Society : The 45th consignment of clothing from Sydney

Royal Commonwealth Society

<p> The photograph was taken in London at a ceremony at the Royal School of Needlework in South Kensington in 1944. It shows the 45th consignment of clothing from the Women War Workers Unit of the Royal Empire Society in Sydney, New South Wales being handed over to Lady Smith-Dorrien D.B.E., President of the clothing branch of the Officers' Families Fund by Lady Isabel Sykes (Chairman), and Miss Edith Mclean (Hon. Secretary) of the Women's War Committee of the Royal Empire Society, London. The Unit supplied 67,000 hand-made garments, valued at £20,000. </p><p> From left to right: Miss Edith Mclean (Hon. Secretary) of the Women's War Committee of the Royal Empire Society in London; Lady Smith-Dorrien, President of the clothing branch of the Officers' Families Fund; and Lady Sykes, Chairman of the Women's War Committee. </p><p> The photograph is one of thirty-one which record the experiences of the Society during the Second World War. </p><p>See Janus record <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/db/node.xsp?id=EAD%2FGBR%2F0115%2FRCS%2FIIIa'>here</a></p>


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