Constance Leathart: The forgotten 'aviatrix' of WW2

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    BBC News Magaxine, 9 October 2015. "Constance Leathart flew Spitfires in World War Two and was one of the first women with a pilot's licence - but her remarkable story has been largely forgotten, says Chris Jackson. 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 realise the first initial stood for Constance. In her early 20s she hid behind those initials in order to break into the boys' club that was aviation in its early years...."
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