Story: Kain, Frances Ida

Kitty Kain, Vida Jowett and Ruth Herrick (from left)

Kitty Kain, Vida Jowett and Ruth Herrick (from left)

The three most senior New Zealand servicewomen during the Second World War were Kitty Kain, superintendent of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF); Vida Jowett, chief commander of the New Zealand Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC); and Ruth Herrick, director of the Women's Royal New Zealand Naval Service (WRNZNS).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, War Effort Collection
Reference: PAColl-0783-2-0051
Photograph by Auckland Weekly News

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How to cite this page:

Shirley Tunnicliff. 'Kain, Frances Ida', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)