Marjorie Spiller – the truly Forgotten ATA Pilot

Marjorie Spiller in ATA uniform 1941

Marjorie Spiller in ATA uniform 1941. Image courtesy of Terry Mace – A Fleeting Peace.

Lettice Curtis did her best to record all the names of every Air Transport Auxiliary pilot in her book, ‘Forgotten Pilots’. But there were a few omissions. One of them was British aviatrix Marjorie Spiller, also known as Margery. Pre-war actress, pilot and flying instructor, she served briefly with ATA. She died in 1942 from ill health.

Her story is now on record here. It also provides a small insight into Pauline Gower’s admirable leadership skills as Commandant of the Women’s ATA.

Click here to read about Marjorie Spiller’s life.