[Non-flying staff] Supervisor, Purchase Ledger Section Miriam Brock b. 25 Nov 1915, Epsom Surrey 23 Mar-42 - 14 Sep-46
[Non-flying staff] Shorthand Typist Mrs Doris May Crownshaw b. 5 Aug 1910, Hampshire 12 Jan-43 to Dec-45
[Non-flying staff] Driver Mrs Joan Ursula Newnham 'Jill' Farquharson b. 28 May 1915, Newquay Cornwall 28 Feb 1944 to 30 Sep 1945
Father: Harry Newnham Rees
Ed. Thelema College, Newquay and Stoke House, Bristol
m. 1940 George Evelyn Farquharson, b. 1913 in Ceylon; RAF
prev: (1937-38) Chaufeusse; (1941-43) Timekeeper, Air Training Ltd.
Address in 1944: Wraycroft, Shere, Surrey
Postings: 8FPP, 9FPP, 15FPP
'A very able M.T. Driver'
d. 12 Jun 2017, Gloucester
... is sadly 'fact-free' as regards her ATA career...
Hon. Mrs Katherine 'Kitty' Farrer
nee Runciman; Lady Lyell
b. 4 Dec 1909, Doxford Northumberland Sep-1940 to Aug-44
Sister of ATA Pilot Margaret Fairweather; Kitty was seriously injured in the crash in which Margaret died.
d. 19 July 1998
Secretary to Chief Training Officer Kathleen Ferguson b. 14 Jan 1903, Belfast 3 Feb-41 to Sep-45
['Irish' is crossed out on application']
[Non-flying Staff] Secretary Mrs Lilian Mary Gearle b. 9 Apr 1901, Slough Bucks 11 Jul-41 to 3 Aug-41
[Non-flying staff] Filing Clerk Olive Marie Gill b. 23 Oct 1902, London 10 Feb-44
B.A. (Hons) Oxon
[St Hilda's College, Oxford]
M. Captain William John Gribble b. 3 Feb 1905, Cowfold, Sussex 1 Jan 1940 to 31 Apr 1945
prev. LAC in RAF 1923 - 1929, including 2 years in Iraq
m. 1933 Cecilia Edith Mary [Gyatt]
In 1936, an aero engineer for Lockheed
Mary du Bunsen refers to him in Mount up with Wings: "Our instructor, a man called Gribble, was great fun and taught well but he had a sharp tongue. Luckily it was a man he picked on as a target for his witticisms, a little man with an enormous handlebar moustache, [presumably Victor Baxter-Jones, who joined two weeks before Mary] who apologised to the class, quite unnecessarily, for having let Gribble get him in such a lather that he didn't know what ten per cent of a hundred was."...
"But the women did not escape unscathed, though we had our little triumphs. one day he handed the class an awkward calculation about fuel consumption, saying 'This is where the women usually break down', and I produced a slide-rule, which I had been storing up for some such moment, and got it right first go."
Address in 1945: 24 Boyn Hill, Maidenhead
[Non-flying staff] Accounts Clerk Joan Isobel Ismay b. 21 Jan 1924, Wallsend Northumberland 7 Jun-43
Starting Salary: £3.0.0 a week
[Non-flying staff] Clerk Geraldine Mildred James b. 28 Sep 1922, Chile 30 Jun 1941 to 31 Oct 1945
Flight Captain - Operations Officer Alison Elsie King OBE b. 20 Aug 1913, London 9 Dec 1940 to 30 Jun 1`945
Her book ('Golden Wings', 1956) tells us that she was "a member of the Civil Air Guard (CAG) who joined ATA in 1940 as a 'sub-sub-adjutant'.
She became the first woman Operations Officer, dealing with the daily movement of ferried aircraft. In October 1941 she was with those who took over Hamble Ferry Pool - the first time women were allowed to fly everything that was needed of them [sic].
After the war she joined BOAC, then, deciding to 'give it all up', lived in a cottage in a remote Suffolk village. Not long after, however, she was back in London, and in 1953 became Director of the Women's Junior Air Corps. In 1956 she was also appointed Chairman of the recently formed British Women Pilots' Association."
Interviewd here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80009030
3rd Officer (Senior Driver)
Evelyn Blanche Longmore b. 22 Feb 1913, Southampton 13 Sep-42 to Sep-45
Also had Gliding Licences AB&C
prev: Officer I/C Ambulance Section
[Non-flying staff] Stenographer Mrs Nancy Doreen Lowen b. 24 Jan 1907, Cardiff 28 Jul-42 to Oct-43
m. Edward C J Lowen, separated 1940/41 due to him having many affairs with other women. At the time of Nancy joining ATA in 1942 he was not paying the rent for her home.
"Very fast shorthand and typing... but very careless""She became a stenographer for ATA but with pressure of rent not being paid, and being from a working class background ATA would not advance her any money towards keeping a roof over her head, and her work suffered.She was dismissed from ATA - family believe she then worked at Bletchley Park.In February 1949 she took her own life in Brighton."Biographical details from Andrew Bird
[Non-Flying Staff] Secretary to C.A. Raymonde Mary Martin-Kaye b. 13 Jan 1918, London 5 Jan-42 to 17 Aug-46
Starting Salary: £3.10.0 a week
Heavily involved in the final wind-up of the ATA in 1945/6
Mrs Spargo from 1950
Mary 'Henrietta' or 'Hetty' Stapleton-Bretherton
b. 12 Jul 1906
Dec-39 to Mar-1941
Mrs Archer-Shee from 1940 - 1953
b. 22 Nov 1922, Enfield 28 Mar-41 to 1945
Father: Lieut-Cdr Kenneth Faviell Sworder RN, DSO
I/C General Office, No 5(T) FPP
2nd Officer (Nursing Sister)
Kathleen Mary Vickery b. 13 Jun 1912, Wellington, Somerset 19 Oct-42 to Apr-44
Mrs Kershaw from Jan 1944
d. 3 Apr 1944 (Died in ATA Service) - with Douglas Fairweather (q.v.)
Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial: