Bomber Girls of World War 2 - the female pilots of the ATA

Photo:Another great read from another Hothfield-born author

Another great read from another Hothfield-born author

Available from the Author or the usual outlets

new book by Hothfield resident Melody Foreman

Shortly after the Battle of Britain in 1940 a Kent aviatrix by the name of Pauline Gower was asked by the Air Ministry to set up a women's section of the Air Transport Auxiliary.

These female pilots of the ATA were charged with ferrying up to 140 different types of aircraft including Spitfires, Hurricanes and even Lancaster Bombers from factories and maintenance units to RAF bases all over Britain.

A new book 'Bomber Girls' by journalist Melody Foreman charts the story of those women pilots and engineers who risked their lives to fly in all weathers to keep the RAF in the air during World War Two.

Melody was born in Hothfield and her father ran a shop on The Street as well as building two houses in the village (see our 'People' page for more on the Foreman family).  Melody is back in Hothfield and has written historical books including two on Canterbury.

Melody's latest book: 'Bomber Girls' has been hailed by reviewers as an 'intelligent and humorous read' containing 'cool facts about some amazing women' is available now from Amazon priced at just £1.99 for a Kindle edition, but Kindle readers will miss out on the book's photographs.

Print copies containing rare photographs are available to order for £5 from the author direct – call 01233 613236 to leave a message or email:  with your request and/or visit 

This page was added by Chris Rogers on 19/06/2014.

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