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Eleanor Wadsworth dies

Old 10th Jan 2021, 13:24
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Eleanor Wadsworth dies

Another of "The Few " dies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-55601962

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Old 10th Jan 2021, 19:12
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It does if you copy it to your browser.....
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 19:17
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...th-dies-at-103

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I realise the "Spitfire women" tag has stuck, but it should be remembered that the ATA were also tasked with delivering multi engined aircraft such as Lancasters flying single pilot, with no help from a flight engineer, navigator etc, a much more impressive achievement than delivering a Spitfire.

I am certainly in admiration of this lady and her like, but I hope it wont seem churlish for me to mention that her male colleagues rarely get a mention, even though they represented over 80% of the strength of the ATA. In general these men were pilots who were considered too old for ops, and indeed the initials were said to stand for Ancient Tattered Airmen, so I guess that none of the chaps survive now.

I tried to put in a link to a film about the ATA but the link wouldn't work. If you are interested, go to You Tube and search for Air Transport Auxiliary - there are several on there

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Old 11th Jan 2021, 13:21
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I see a Second World War pilot has passed on. Blue skies, to you Eleanor, thank you doesn't seem enough.
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I realise the "Spitfire women" tag has stuck, but it should be remembered that the ATA were also tasked with delivering multi engined aircraft such as Lancasters flying single pilot, with no help from a flight engineer
Without wishing any disrespect to Eleanour's thread
- The ATA actually did have 151 Flight Engineers TTN - used for the large multi engined A/C.

Including one Freddie Laker - this image is from the ATA Archive...

https://atamuseum.org/collection/




The Twin Engine delivery flights often had an ATC Cadet along as a 'Pilots Assistant' (useful on Ansons particularly)
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The ATA actually did have 151 Flight Engineers TTN - used for the large multi engined A/C.
Including Eleanor's husband Bernard.
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