2 pm at Reigate Park Church, Park Lane East, RH2 8BD
Behind the scenes at the BBC – Peter Woodley – CANCELLED
A past Chairman of the British Women Pilots’ Association, in 2012 Clare was inducted into the Women’s 1st Top 100 Club as one of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.
After a career in national newspapers and magazine publishing, Clare came to aviation later in life, as a career in aviation for women was virtually unheard of in the 1960s. At the age of 50, she gained her fixed-wing single-engine licence, then her helicopter licence at 52 and finally her multi-engine rating the following year. It was through her membership of the British Women Pilots’ Association that she met and got to know many of the surviving female pilots who were the first women in the world to be paid to fly military aircraft – from fighter aircraft and four-engined bombers to the first British jet-engined aircraft.
Just a reminder – if you think friends might be interested in the topics of the Friday meetings they are welcome to attend. They will be offered a visitor badge and asked to sign in so that we have a record of attendance.
Friday 1 May: The Spitfire Women of World War II – Clare Walker
A full list of speakers for 2020 can be found here.