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Women in the services

As well as volunteering at home and abroad, women also served abroad as part of the armed forces. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was established in 1916, followed by the Women's Royal Naval Service in 1917, and the Women's Royal Air Force a year later. The latter merged members of the Women's Royal Naval Service and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps who were working on air stations belonging to the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. When the services were disbanded after the war, over 100,000 women had served.