Spitfire Women

Spitfire Women

About this programme

The story of the 168 female pilots who served in Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary - an organisation responsible for delivering aircraft to the RAF on the front lines of battle during the Second World War. Despite having no radio or navigation equipment, ATA pilots were expected to fly any kind of aircraft to the destinations where they were most needed, often risking their lives in the process. The film also features interviews with the last surviving female veterans, who speak about the dangers they encountered in the skies and the discrimination they faced back home.

Cast and crew

Cast

Narrator
Tracy-Ann Oberman

Crew

Director
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer
Kieran Smith
Producer
Harvey Lilley
Categories
History