W.64  First Officer Beatrice Glanley 'Betty' Grant  
 flag UK  b. 21 Jul 1913, Calcutta, India 16 Dec 1941 to 30 Nov 1945 

 

beatrice grant 1936 RAeC

 

W064 Grant Beatrice FANY 1940

   

 

Father: Walter Neil Cardiner Grant, an East India Merchant, mother  [Tindall]

Stepmother: (from 1923) Beatrice Blanche [Glanley]

 "of 12 Hyde Park Place, W.2 and The Thatches, Angmering-on-Sea, Sussex (late of Calcutta)."


Postings include: 1FPP

 

2 accidents, 1 her fault:

- 16 Nov 1942, she landed Hurricane II HW861 in poor visiblity, the aircraft swung off the runway and tipped onto its nose

- 13 Jan 1943, the flaps and brakes failed to work in Spitfire IIc MB258 when landing, and the aircraft overshot.

 

m 28 Jun 1943 Norman Lambert Hayman also of the ATA, [a reception was held afterwards at Claridge's] but they appear to have separated sometime before 1947.


"Between 90 and 100 Cheshire Women's Junior Air Corps Cadets were taken up for 20 minute flights in the £1,600 Argus bought by the Corps last year.

Mrs Betty Hayman, of Lonton, 34-year old ex-ferry pilot, who flew Spitfires during the war, wore a navy costume, wedgees, and silk stockings to fly the Argus" - Manchester Evening News, May 1948

 

In September 1949, she and her stepmother Beatrice sailed to South Africa, apparently intending to settle there, but they returned in July 1950.

m. Mar 1964 John Edward .A. d'Aguilar

 Lived at Dungate Manor, Reigate Heath

d. 25 Jan 1990 - Reigate, Surrey

 


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