Memories of my aunt (World War II Nurse)
Interviewed for MAOHP - 21/12/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_004_D
In this clip, Lieutenant General McMahon speaks about his aunt Una Moroney who trained as a nurse in the UK in the late 1930s and was living there when World War II started. The hospital which they were meant to work in was bombed and Una joined the 'Land Army' for a farmer in Little Rissington near the Red Arrows Air Base. Una later joined the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps and served in a Field Hospital in the Burma Campaign in India. Una later became a district nurse in Somerset. In contrast to his aunt Una, Lt. Gen. McMahon noted that his father never left the island of Ireland.