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Mary the spitfire pilot - watch this!

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QuentinSummers Sat 10-Feb-18 11:15:03

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-42987894/the-101-year-old-woman-who-flew-spitfires-in-ww2

What a woman! Brilliant story and I'm so pleased she is still alive and able to tell it.

Amazing! She looks super-dapper in that uniform.

MissMoneyPlant Sat 10-Feb-18 14:25:53

This is great. smile
"We're waiting for the pilot"
"I am the pilot!"

Elendon Sat 10-Feb-18 15:06:08

How lovely. Such wonderful memories for her. What a star in the clouds.

Perhaps she might read this thread, I hope so. I walked behind a young woman pilot just last year, she was in front of me in the plane to our destination, and felt such pride for her. She looked so smart in her uniform and was so full of confidence that I thought it might just be infectious.

Pythagonal Sun 11-Feb-18 01:21:00

She's been given the freedom of the Isle of Wight, and she managed the airport there for 20 years! Amazing woman flowers

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-42731003

PerkingFaintly Sun 11-Feb-18 01:25:40

Oh she's just wonderful! There was a lovely programme about her and the other ATA women a couple of years ago.

PerkingFaintly Sun 11-Feb-18 01:27:53

Oh, and I realise none of us have named her!

Mary Ellis née Wilkins, Air Transport Auxiliary.

ChattyLion Sun 11-Feb-18 01:30:40

Brilliant! Mary flowers

TheButterflyOfTheStorms Sun 11-Feb-18 03:07:16

Just dragged DD away from cartoons to see Mary. If you can see it...

loveyouradvice Sun 11-Feb-18 18:32:24

how utterly inspiring - don't you love her?

HairyBallTheorem Sun 11-Feb-18 18:59:00

Oh wonderful - what a lovely clip, and what an awesome woman.

GuardianLions Sun 11-Feb-18 20:03:41

So inspiring

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