Edith meets Duchess at service

Edith Hunter.
Edith Hunter.

Members of the Warkworth and Amble District Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) attended a RBL Remembrance Service for Northumbria at St Nicholas’ Cathedral, in Newcastle, on Saturday evening.

The Duchess of Northumberland, patron of the RBL Northumbria, was also at the ceremony and she was introduced to branch member and Second World War veteran Edith Hunter, from Amble.

The 94-year-old served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). She signed up to the WAAF in November 1942, before being demobbed four years later. During that time, she was posted to Morecombe and Fife, among other places.

Earlier this year, Edith helped light a special beacon at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, as part of commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

An exhibition, called Portraits of the North East, is currently at St Nicholas’ Cathedral. It features photographs of Second World War veterans, taken by renowned photographer John Cogan.

Edith is among the photos, as is Warkworth and Amble Branch president George Skipper.