Joan Bright Astley worked with Churchill's wartime cabinet during World War II.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Joan Bright Astley: September 27, 1910 - December 24, 2008
"... in April 1939, she received a mysterious message instructing her to go to St James’s Park underground station on a certain day wearing a pink carnation. There she was met by a woman who led her to an anonymous office where she signed the Official Secrets Act and was assigned to work in the Military Intelligence directorate of the War Office."