Item BCA - 2017.563 - Death of Brenda Inkster

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BCA - 2017.563

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Death of Brenda Inkster

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  • 1993 (Creation)

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Brenda Inkster was born in 1917 and on leaving school spent some years in France and Germany. She studied at Heidelberg University and apparently eventually spoke German almost like a native. Brenda joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) in 1940, driving ambulances and staff cars, but was soon absorbed into Intelligence at Chester, because of her knowledge of German. From there she went to Bletchley Park, having collected a commission along the way. She stayed there until nearly the end of the war, ending up as a Junior Commander in BOAR ferreting out ex Nazis. After a five year art training in the post-war period, she was invited to work in the Ministry of Defence. She had suffered from cancer since the age of 30 and eventually had to retire and go to live with her sister Marjorie and they came to live in Broad Street in Grove Cottage in 1983. She died after marvellous medical care in 1993. At the time of writing (January 2017) Marjory is still alive aged 96. Marjorie was in charge of the running and maintenance of the gun emplacement in North London during WWII and her security clearance was so high she could visit and stay with Brenda at Bletchley Park during WWII if she had a weekend off.

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