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Bailey [née Westenra], Dame Mary, Lady Bailey (1890–1960), aviator, was born in London on 1 December 1890, the only daughter and the eldest of three children of Derrick Warner William Westenra, fifth Baron Rossmore (1853–1921), and his wife, Mittie Naylor (d...

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Batten, Jean (1909–1982), aviator, was born on 15 September 1909 in Rotorua, New Zealand, the youngest child and only daughter of Frederick Batten, a dentist, and his wife, Ellen Blackmore (1876/7–1966). Frederick was the son of an English immigrant surveyor, James William Batten...

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Bradfield, Frances Beatrice (1895–1967), aeronautical engineer, was born at Ashbourne Street, Leicester, on 9 October 1895, the only daughter and youngest of three surviving children of William Bradfield (1860–1923) and his wife Annie Mary, née Lanning (1864–1946). Her father was a Wesleyan minister, the son of a farmer and miller from ...

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Bruce [née Petre], Mildred Mary (1895–1990), motorist and aviator, was born on 10 November 1895 at Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex, the daughter of Lawrence Joseph Petre (1864–1944), landowner, of Coptfold Hall, Essex, and his wife, Jennie Maginness, née Williams (d. 1943), an actress. She was educated at the convent of ...

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Burns [née Pellew], Anne (1915–2001), aeronautical engineer and glider pilot, was born on 23 November 1915 at Elmersend, Malton Road, Heworth Without, near Flaxton, Yorkshire, the only daughter and the third of the five children of Captain (later Major) Fleetwood Hugo Pellew (1871–1961)...

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Butler [née Reid], Lois (1897–1970), aviator and skier, was born on 3 November 1897 at 275 Drummond Street, Montreal, Canada, the only daughter and second of the five children of Sir William Duff Reid (1866–1924) and his wife, Minnie Cormack (d...

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Du Cros [née Rees], Rosemary Theresa, Lady Du Cros (1901–1994), aviator, was born at 2 Walton Street, Brompton, London, on 23 September 1901, the daughter of Sir John David Rees, first baronet (1854–1922), and his wife, Mary Catherine Dormer. She had an older brother, ...

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Fairweather [née Runciman], Margaret (1901–1944), airwoman, was born at West Denton Hall, near Newcastle upon Tyne, on 23 September 1901, the second in a family of two sons and three daughters of Walter Runciman, first Viscount Runciman (1870–1949), and his wife, Hilda Stevenson (1869–1956)...

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See Berry, (James) Gomer, first Viscount Kemsley

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Gore, Margaret Wyndham (1913–1993), airwoman and osteopath, was born on 24 January 1913 at Carclew, Brighton Road, Worthing, the daughter of William Wyndham Gore, a mining engineer, and his wife, Martha Lord. Known as Margot, she had one brother, her twin. The family moved to ...

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Pauline Mary de Peauly Gower (1910–1947) by Bassano, 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gower [married name Fahie], Pauline Mary de Peauly (1910–1947), aviator, was born on 22 July 1910 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the younger of two daughters of Sir Robert Vaughan Gower (1880–1953), solicitor and Conservative MP, and his first wife, Dorothy Susie Elenor (1882–1936)...

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(Barbara) Jane Harrison (1945–1968) by unknown photographer British Airways Heritage Centre

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Harrison, (Barbara) Jane (1945–1968), air steward, was born on 24 May 1945 at 2 Kingsdale Crescent, Bradford, Yorkshire, the younger daughter of Alan Frederic Harrison (1911–1996), then a policeman and later a driving examiner, and Lena Veronica, née Adlard (1914–1955). Jane, as she was known to her family, was educated at ...

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Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary Heath, Lady Heath (1896–1939) by unknown photographer, 1926 © Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Heath [née Peirce-Evans; other married name Eliott-Lynn], Sophie Catherine Theresa Mary, Lady Heath (1896–1939), aviator and athlete, was born at Knockaderry House, Knockaderry, near Newcastle West, co. Limerick, on 10 November 1896, the daughter of John Peirce-Evans (d. 1916), farmer, of ...

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Hughes, Joan Lily Amelia (1918–1993), airwoman, was born on 28 April 1918 at Eversley, Glengall Road, Woodford, Essex, the only daughter of Arthur Edward Hughes, a braid manufacturer, and his wife, Lily Amelia Lekeup. She had one older brother. Growing up in the golden era of aviation in the 1920s and early 1930s, ...

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Amy Johnson (1903–1941) by John Capstack, c. 1933–5 © Capstack Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnson [married name Mollison], Amy (1903–1941), aviator, was born on 1 July 1903 at 154 St George's Road, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the eldest of four daughters of John William Johnson (1876-1963), a fish salesman for his father’s firm, and his wife, Amy Hodge (...

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Keary [married name Smith-Keary], Eily Marguerite Leifchild (1892–1975), naval architect and aeronautical design engineer, was born at Blenkarn, Elmbourne Road, Upper Tooting, London, on 12 October 1892, the second of the five daughters of Peter Keary (1865–1915) and his wife, ...