Mary Ellis - Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)

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Mary Ellis - Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)

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Mary Ellis is the last surviving female pilot from World War Two.

The 101-year-old joined the Air Transport Auxiliary after hearing an advertisement for women pilots on BBC radio.

She was responsible for delivering Spitfires and bombers to the front line. She now wants to encourage young women to get involved in flying.

Mrs Ellis delivered around 1,000 aircraft on her own - including Spitfires and Wellington Bombers to the RAF equipped with only a compass, stopwatch and map to find the airfields.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-l ... res-in-ww2

WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis given Freedom of Isle of Wight
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-42731003
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