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Air Chief Commandant Lady Welsh, Director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force sitting with Air Marshal Sir Guy Garrod, Deputy Air Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces and Commander-in-Chief, RAF Mediterranean and Middle East, at his desk in MAAF Headquarters at Caserta, Italy, at the start of her tour of the WAAF in Garrod's Command, 1945

Air Chief Commandant Dame Ruth Mary Eldridge Welsh, DBE, ED (née Dalzell; 2 August 1896 – 25 June 1986), known as Mary Welsh, was the third Director of the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), from August 1944 to November 1946. She died, aged 89, in 1986.

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  1. ^ "No. 37598". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 1946. p. 2779.
  2. ^ "No. 46029". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 July 1973. p. 8288.

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