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William Avery Bishop (1894–1956) by William Rider-Rider, 1917 National Archives of Canada / PA-001654

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Bishop, William Avery [Billy] (1894–1956), air force officer and businessman in Canada, was born at Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, on 8 February 1894, the third of four children of William Avery Bishop, lawyer, and his wife, Margaret Louise Green (b. c.1855)...

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Forbes, Dame (Katherine) Jane Trefusis [married name Dame (Katherine) Jane Watson-Watt] (1899–1971), businesswoman and director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, was born on 21 March 1899 in the Chilean desert, the youngest of three children, and the second daughter, of Edmund Batten Forbes (1847–1924)...

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Dame (Katherine) Jane Trefusis Forbes (1899–1971) by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale, 1941 © reserved; photograph courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

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Johnson, James Edgar [Johnnie] (1915–2001), air force officer and businessman, was born on 9 March 1915 in Warner Street, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, the son of Alfred Edward Johnson, policeman, and his wife, Beatrice May, née Rossell. He was educated at Loughborough School...