Female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary
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    Female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary

    Female pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary ferried aircraft from the factories to the squadrons during the war, if allowed they would have knocked the stuffing out of the jerries.
    interesting link and video:

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    They really were the unsung hero's.
    They flew all types of aircraft with minimal training on each type.

    They flew in unarmed aircraft and I believe some of their number succumbed to attack by enemy intruders,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    They really were the unsung hero's
    Yes, so true.

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    I met Mary Ellis, when I was a kid , she used to manage the local airfield (with her husband) ..... short version....
    had taken bicycle ride over there to watch the planes ; someone had left the hangar doors open , ....
    lady and a gent looking over a BA Swallow that was based there (G-AFGE) ... so I got caught and told to come here and see the aeroplane properly.



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    A great short version Motormouse , thanks for sharing.
    Last edited by rince33; May 26th, 2020 at 23:54.

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    What an amazing tale Pete, and how lovely of Mary to invite you into the hangar! Thanks for sharing too, much appreciated.
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    great little story, thanks for sharing

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