92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again
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World War Two veteran Joy Lofthouse flew Spitfire again

Veteran pilot Joy Lofthouse, who flew Spitfires and bombers for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War Two, has died at the age of 94.

BBC Radio 5 live met Joy two years ago, when at the age of 92 she was given the chance to fly a Spitfire again.

The ATA made an enormous contribution to the war effort by taking over from service pilots the task of ferrying Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons.

  • 16 Nov 2017
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