Betty Perkins (on the left) was a nurse between 1943 and 1947. Her Maiden name for the record was Elizabeth DeFries born 11th November 1925.
In Nottingham initially at Peel Street, Nottingham and then at Ruddington Hall Hospital. This later became an annexe of the General Hospital, but at first in the early 1940s it was a military Hospital where she nursed wounded soldiers from Arnhem and other places. When the last military patient was discharged the Matron told The nurses they would get the Defence Medal .
After the War Betty could not continue nursing. Having help lift patients in plaster, she sustained back injuries, which prevented her from continuing as a nurse. So she went on to became a medical secretary.
Source: Image and information kindly donated by Anne Aggiss