Mary Ellis – new ATA Commodore and in 100 Year Old Driving School

Mary Ellis has been in touch with Solent Aviatrix with an update on her busy life.

Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis at White Waltham Air Show 2017

Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis at White Waltham Air Show 2017.

The honours just keep on coming for Mrs. Ellis.

The latest honour bestowed upon her is that of Air Transport Auxiliary Association Commodore.

In this capacity she was asked to lay the A.T.A. wreath at the White Waltham Air Show in Berkshire this September.

Also attending the event was Mary’s friend and ‘Spitfire Sister’ Joy Lofthouse.

Joy was an A.T.A. pilot with Mary.

Mary said, “Joy and I were the only A.T.A. people at White Waltham this year.”

The occasion was also attended by poet and author Alison Hill, who sent these photos of the special day.

Alison Hill and Mary Ellis at White Waltham Air Show September 2017. Mary signs the poem dedicated to her by poet Alison. Image courtesy of Alison Hill

Alison Hill and Mary Ellis at White Waltham Air Show September 2017. Mary signs the poem dedicated to her by poet Alison in her book Sisters in Spitfires.

Alison said, “I was really glad to meet Mary and Joy at White Waltham and to be able to attend the ceremony. It was a lovely afternoon and occasion, topped off with some brilliant air displays.”

Mary also met up with Joy Lofthouse at Biggleswade when they went for a flight in a Dragon Rapide.

And to top it all on 26 September Mary Ellis is appearing in the ITV reality show, ‘100 Year Old Driving School.’

Mary Ellis with her Allard Sports Car CUD 818

Mary Ellis with her Allard Sports Car CUD 818

 

 

 

 

 

 

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