Header images: Left: Joy Lofthouse in ATA uniform in 1943, aged 20.
Right: Joy was a guest in the Royal Box at Wimbledon Centre Court in July 2016. A keen tennis player in her youth, she received an ovation from the crowd.
Joy Lofthouse, one of the last surviving female Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots who delivered aircraft of all types during the Second World War, died on 15th November, aged 94.
Long-standing members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club may remember that Joy kindly provided some reminiscences for us, in her own words, recalling her experiences for an article which was published in the Club’s 2016 Club Autumn Journal.