Alice Dryden (huskyteer) wrote,
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WWI aircraftswoman dies aged 107

One of the last surviving women to have served in World War I has died in Norfolk aged 107 - BBC News

To my shame, I don't know much about women's roles in the Royal Flying Corps. I'm glad Alice was promoted for her tireless wing-doping. I wonder if she wished she'd been born a boy so she could have been a pilot? I can't believe anyone could work with aircraft and not have their imagination captured by them, especially in the early days. It must have given her a thrill to know that the canvas she'd painted was destined to fly thousands of feet above the ground.

Rest in peace.
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