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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


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)...