Constance Leathart - Britain's Forgotten Aviatrix of WWII

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    "In 1925 a would-be pilot booked a flying lesson. The application to join Newcastle Aero Club at Cramlington Airfield was signed "CR Leathart". Only after she was accepted did anyone realize the first initial stood for Constance. Leathart went on to become a very experienced pilot and flew fighters and bombers during WW2. In peacetime she flew alongside an elite band of socialite aviators and liked whisky, cigars and woodbines between flights. As an only daughter, she perhaps had something to prove. ..."
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 3 months ago
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