‘Women can do anything if they wish’ say female Second World War veterans

Two women who served in the British armed forces during the Second World War have been honoured at an event ahead of International Women’s Day. Marie Scott, 96, and Mildred Schutz, 99, were guests of honour at the Royal Air Force Club in Piccadilly, central London, for the event organised by the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. Mrs Scott transmitted messages to and from French beaches during the D-Day landings in 1944, whilst Mrs Schutz served with the Special Operations Executive (SOE) in Italy.