W.39  First Officer  Victoria Millicent Cholmondeley
 flag australia b. 5 Mar 1902, Longford, Tasmania   10 Mar 1941 to 30 Nov 1945

victoria cholmondeley 1933  RAeC 1932




Father: Richard Vernon Cholmondeley, (vigneron, Hurtle Vale Vineyard Happy Valley near Adelaide, d. 1918); mother: Hilda Georgiana [Leyland], by 1941 living in South Africa

brothers Richard Vernon (b. 1909, 2nd Lieut, Royal Scots Fusiliers, d. 27 May 1940 in Belgium) and Charles Christopher (b. 1917); sisters Hilda Georgina (b. 1901), Lettice (b. 1911) and Caroline Ethel (b. 1913)

Travelled to Adelaide in Jul 1906, to the UK in Jan 1920, then to New Zealand in Oct 1922, to Canada from the UK in 1928, then back to the UK in Aug 1931

Her "large pointer dog" was stolen in Gepp's Cross, S. Australia in 1925


First woman in South Australia to get a pilot's licence:



via Jerome Wells


Address in 1932: Leighton Hall, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire (with sister Lettice)

prev. Farmer; "Branch of the War Office" from 3 Sep 1939

Address in 1941: 18 Queens Gate Place Mews,. London SW7 (with brother Flt-Lt Charles Christopher Cholmondeley MBE and sister Hilda Georgina)

 1942 caricature by 'Sammy' Clayton

King's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air

Still living at 18 Queens Gate Mews, with Charles and Hilda, in 1956, but alone there in 1964 after Hilda moved to Dorset and Charles got married.

d. 13 Jan 1986 - Hereford

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