National Geographic : 1942 Apr
War Meets Peace in Egypt 523 Air Ministry Official Tired but Smiling WAAFS Arrive at Cairo from Britain Although here dressed for roughing it, members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, unlike girls of some other British services, have natty uniforms which make them the envy of even the ladies in "civvies." An admiring Egyptian dragoman bestowed their popular title, "Mrs. Squadron Leader" (opposite page). Bela Zola, courtesy Middle-East Parade Swing Is an International Language Cairo girls like tangos and rumbas, but they soon learn the latest "jive" steps. They brighten the lives of lonely soldiers in from the desert for a few days' leave. This scene was snapped at a local club.