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Doyle, Dame Jean Lena Annette Conan [married name Dame Jean Lena Annette Bromet] (1912–1997), director of the Women's Royal Air Force, was born Lina Jean at Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, on 21 December 1912, the only daughter and second of three children of ...

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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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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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Welsh [née Dalzell], Dame (Ruth) Mary Eldridge (1896–1986), director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, was born on 2 August 1896 at 22 Slatey Road, Claughton, Birkenhead, one of two children of William Robert Dalzell, a medical practitioner, and his wife, Ruth Mary Frances Annie Elizabeth Goldsworth Kirkpatrick (...