Gertrude Mary, Lady Denman

Standard Name: Denman, Gertrude Mary,,, Lady


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The National Birth Control Council formed to coordinate the work of existing birth control societies and to promote scientific contraception.
1 June 1939
The Women's Land Army (WLA) was re-established under Lady Denman 's direction to recruit women not already trained and employed in agricultural work. All staff and officers were women.
16 February 1945
Lady Denman resigned as Honorary Director to protest the exclusion of Women's Land Army members from demobilisation benefits extended to members of other war services.
21 October 1950
A ceremony at Buckingham Palace marked the official end of the Women's Land Army .