Sophie Williamson-Stothert

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Writing about British aviation this morning. It's always a good time to remember the courageous "Spitfire Girls" and Maureen Dunlop de Popp, who delivered aircraft to the front line in WW2. She was one of 164 female pilots and flew 38 different types of aircraft during her time at the ATA.

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a southern African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history.

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. She was the first woman to earn a pilots license.

In February 1945, Elizabeth II joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, as an honorary Second Subaltern with the service number of 230873. She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck, and was promoted to honorary Junior Commander five months later. She is the last surviving head of state who served in uniform during World War II.

Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) changing the wheel of an ambulance. Elizabeth joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service (WATS) in February and was trained as an ambulance driver. She also drove military trucks.

" If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money." - Dr. Guy McPherson -

"Only after the last tree is cut down, the last of the water is poisoned, the last animal destroyed, only then will you realize you cant eat money.

Remembering D-Day: "When you go home, tell them of us, and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today"

Airborne Division veteran Ralph K. Manley pays respects as he kneels in front of a grave-marking at the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery, prior to a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, June 2009