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An introduction to the women of the Air Transport Auxiliary

During WWII 168 female pilots fought against all the odds for the right to aid the war effort. These trailblazers were part of the Air Transport Auxiliary - a thousand strong organisation that delivered aircraft to the frontline RAF. They were expected to fly wherever the need was greatest , in whatever aircraft was required - one in 10 women pilots died flying for the ATA.

Their story is one of courage, sexism, patriotism but above all, a story about women who wanted to break the confines of the world they lived in - and reach for the skies.

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