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24th Jun 2022, 18:25
Some of us old-timers had the privilege of doing our flying instructor courses with the inestimable Joan Hughes. A remarkable lady, too modest to boast about her illustrious career in aviation. First solo aged 15, wartime service in the ATA, film work (including Those Magnificent Men and Blue Max).

I recently found two videos featuring Joan on YouTube.:

Joan Hughes (1)
Joan Hughes (2)

Here's her Wiki entry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Hughes).

In the restaurant at White Waltham there's a photo of the diminutive Joan dwarfed by a Stirling bomber, one of the many types she flew.

24th Jun 2022, 20:10
It is a familiar photo.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/768x1132/atajoanhughesstirlingbomber_1_de848919bc28e424afe928e762ca97 9356e65141.jpg
I found this copy on https://airgunnerbobgilldfm.wordpress.com/womens-air-transport-auxiliary/ata-pauline-gower/ata-joan-l-a-hughes/