Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Since 1944, women have served in the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces when the Women's Corps was created in the United Kingdom. The Corps was comprised of several hundred Dutch women who fled the Netherlands during World War II. 
Prior to the 1980s, servicewomen were separated into three Women's Corps: the MARVA (Navy), MILVA (Army), and the LUVA (Air Force).
Integration of women began in January 1979 when they were assigned to various arms and branches of the three Services. Because there was no solid reasons for a separate female corps, by 1 January 1982, all the Women's Corps were disbanded.
Pictured here are vintage recruitment posters of the MILVA, the Women's Army Corps. 

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