WOMEN’S Land Army veteran, Hilda Gibson, has taken tea with the Queen.
The Crosland Moor woman worked on farms in Lincolnshire and East Anglia from 1944 to 1946 during the Second World War.
Hilda, 84, was among Women’s Land Army veterans invited to tea at Buckingham Palace.
She said: “I had a nice conversation with the Queen, she was very animated.
“She asked about where I had served and was very interested in my reply.
“She was very easy to speak to, it was just like talking to anyone else.”
Earlier Hilda and 90 other Land Girls were honoured at a reception at the Royal Opera House, organised by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Hilda’s daughter, Stella, read out a poem which Hilda had written for the occasion.
Last year Hilda was one of more than 1,700 former members of the Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps from Yorkshire to receive a badge of honour to mark their efforts to provide food for the nation during the Second World War.