W.116  3rd Officer Mrs Daphne Alice Burnside 
 flag england   b. 19 Mar 1918, London 6 May 1943 to 11 Sep 1944 

  ATAM

     

 

Not in 'Forgotten Pilots'

nee Humphrys

Father: Major Nugent Winter Humphrys (Manchester Regiment, BEF from 14 Aug 1914, d. 1931),

Mother: Blanche Ada de Vivefay [Wilson] (m.  Apr 1926 Sidney A Gaudion)

 

Ed. Wycombe Abbey

Sailed to Gibraltar with her mother in Oct 1935, was in Colombo in 1936, (Blanche sailed back to the UK in Jun 1937 and Aug 1938), sailed back to UK from Canada in Sep 1938

prev: Civilian Driver, French Diplomatic Corps

prev exp: 4hrs 30min in Magister, Hawk and Tiger Moth,  inc. Palestine, Egypt

Address in 1939: Newton Abbott, Devon

Address in 1943: (mother) 4 Lawrence Mansions, Cheyne Walk, London SW3

m. 1940 William A H B Burnside (a wireless operator)


[ab initio trainee]

Postings: 5FPP, 12FPP, 15FPP

Class I pilot

One accident, not her fault:

- 28 Jan 1944, her Tiger Moth nosed over while taxying, due to a Liberator in front suddenly opening up one of its engines

 

exp in ATA:

Magister: 102hrs 25min;

Hart: 15hrs 20min;

Fairchild: 67hr 50min;

Moth: 7hrs 25min;

Swordfish: 3hrs 15min;

Harvard: 26hrs 20min;

Hurricane: 5hrs 25min;

Spitfire: 13hrs 50min;

Auster: 3hrs 35min;

Barracuda: 4hrs 45min;

Fulmar: 50min;

Master: 4hrs 10min;

Miles Falcon: 1hr 05min;

Mustang: 1hr 10min;

Proctor: 1hr 25min.


She and William lived in 'Overmead', Lingfield, Surrey [until 1946, when he married Margaret H Grady]

 


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