Eighty years ago in 1934, Dorothy Spicer broke through the all-male barrier against women training for an advanced qualification in aviation engineering. Women were barred from studying at technical schools for the Ground Engineers ‘B’ licence. Dorothy found a way around the blockage.
Who would have thought that the Isle of Wight would play such an important part in helping Dorothy to set a world record. The Island, so often thought of as being decades behind mainland England, actually provided Miss Spicer with the training she needed.