27th September, 2022
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Included with exhibition admission ticket, Payable at Reception.
Jackie Moggridge Talk – 27th September at 2pm
Join us on Wednesday 28th September to hear about the life of ATA pilot Jackie Moggridge.
Jackie’s Daughter Candy Adkins will show her mother’s life in pictures.
At age sixteen Jackie was the first woman to do a parachute jump in South Africa having been the youngest person to gain her private pilot’s license. Jackie then travelled to England to do her commercial pilot’s licence when at the age of 18 war broke out. She moved from RADA to join the ATA where she flew 82 different types of warplanes and was awarded the King’s Commendation for valuable services in the Air. She went on to join the WRAF Volunteer reserves and was one of only five women to receive her RAF wings in the 1950 s. She flew 4 dangerous trips to Burma taking Spitfires to Rangoon and then went on to fly commercially after the war becoming the first woman airline Captain. Candy will bring Jackie’s war memorabilia logbooks, photos and press cuttings. A lively and fun talk about one of those adventurous ATA girls and later as a Commercial Pilot, a pioneer for women in aviation. She saw flying 5 different warplanes a day with only a map and a compass as just a job to get on with, one that she felt privileged to do.
Why not combine this talk with a visit to our new exhibition – Women & War: Heroes of World War Two.