W.118  3rd Officer Mrs Kathleen Marjorie 'Betty' Lester 
 flag england  b. 9 Jul 1915, West Bridgeford, Nottingham 14 Jun 1943 to 28 Feb 1945 

   RAeC 1939



née Haylock

Father: Edward Montagu Haylock, a Ballroom Manager; mother: Lillian [Jones]

Ed. Alderman Newton's School. Leicester


prev: ATS Convoy Driver 1939-1943 (Sergeant)

m. Oct 1940 in Leicester, Flt-Lt Philip Stanley Lester, RAF

 Address in 1943: 315 Uppingham Rd, Leicester

Postings: 6FPP

One accident:

- 18 Nov 1944, she needed to taxy between two aircraft and asked a rigger to help her. Unfortunately, her Anson XI NL238 skidded on mud and hit the tail of a Hurricane. The rigger was blamed!

 m. 1950 in Leicester, Dennis M Wilson


 d. 2001 - Ringwould, Dover, Kent

  "An extraordinary Woman"




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