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Predicate Object 1976 1976-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1976-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, U134.5 2013-08-12T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:20:01.063Z 50 glengarry cap, part of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps uniform, WW2 In August 1941 Meryll Neely became New Zealand's first female officer. She led a group of 30 women to serve in the New Zealand Forces club, Cairo. This unit of the Women's War Service Auxiliary, known as the 'Tuis' arrived in Cairo in 1941. The Tuis were later absorbed into the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. When the war ended in Europe Meryll worked for the United Nations Refugee and Rehabilitation Agency's headquarters at Tirana in Albania. forage cap (glengarry) : Major : Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (NZ) : WW2 Uniform of Major Merryl Arabella Neely cap, forage
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