Joan Margaret LIND
(nee Woodhams)

Serial Number: 465224
WAAF (UK) Trade: Driver
Date of Enlistment:
Rank Achieved: LACW
Flying Hours: Nil
Operational Sorties: Nil

Date of Birth: 18th of June 1919, at Solihull, England
Personal Details: Joan Lind was a British war bride of RNZAF fighter pilot Murray Lind, who also lived in Cambridge post-WWII. Joan and Murray had met whilst both stationed at No. 5 AFU, RAF Condover. Murray gained special permission to return from the Continent to Solihull in July 1945 so the two could be married.

Joan and Murray ran the well known Triangle Tearooms on the corner of Victoria Street and Empire Street (nowadays known as Deli on the Corner).

Service Details: Joan was a WAAF in England and met and married Murray Lind there, coming to New Zealand after the war.


Date of Death : 10th of March 2007, at Tauranga
Buried: The RSA Section of Pyes Pa Cemetery, Tauranga

Connection with Cambridge: Joan lived in Cambridge from the 1950's onwards.

Thanks To: Joan's son Alan Lind for kindly supplying information about his parents


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