Iris Page joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in July 1947. She had wanted to join much earlier but her job at the Post Office Savings Bank being a reserved occupation meant she could not. As soon as she was released, she enlisted as a Photographer, a role which saw her leaning out of aircrafts on a harness to capture pictures with her camera. After she was demobbed, she went on to work for the Police in the photographic and fingerprinting department.
The Spitfire's cockpit was rather cramped