Naffi Days Aldershot, Early 1940's - a Memory of Aldershot.

Good morning all
My amazing grandmother is going to be 90 in December and in the early 1940's she was a NAFFI girl based in Aldershot. She has told me many times that these days were among the best days of her life.
Unfortunately my grandma fell, broke her hip, smashed her head on a pavement and this has given her a bleed on the brain which in turn has bought on early onset dementia. So far, thank god, her dementia is not that bad.
I have been googling and searching for old pictures so that I can take my iPad into the home and spend a few hours with her showing her the pictures.
I am asking you if anyone has any photographs or stories from that era that they could share with me so I may share with her.
Her name is Joan Winnifred Griffin, she was born in 1925, lived in Reading but was in NAFFI in Aldershot. She had a brother Des and a sister Maureen.
Her best friend, who was in NAFFI with her was called Josie, I don't know her maiden name but her married name was Goff.
Thank you so very much for reading this, and if anybody can help I will be so very grateful to you.
Many thanks
Tanya

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Fri Sep 11th 2015, at 6:03 pm
sahqs commented:
Hi Tanya,
My mother was a manageress in the NAFFI in Aldershot in the early 40's Her name was Elsie Armour and she was from northern ireland She met my father who had been evacuated from Dunkirk and they married in St Andrews Garrison Church in Aldershot in 1944 and became a Hallworth.
I think she was attached to McGriggor barracks
She told me some stories but cannot remember much
She said the Canadian soldiers were always giving her sweets,cigarettes etc,
She died in 1973 too young but it was cancer which took her.
I don't remember your grandmothers name but perhaps she will remember my mother
Regards,
Shaun Hallworth

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