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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

"London filmmakers, Emma Pierce and Lucy Miles, are revealing a part of history; with their new film Spitfire'. It follows Betty, a retired Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, as she takes her Granddaughter Kate on their last ever flight. Starting production in early 2018, the eager filmmakers have secured a commercial two-seater Spitfire in Kent for filming.

The British civilian organization, The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) was set up during the Second World War to collect repaired and faulty military aircraft from factories to maintenance units, active service squadrons, and airfields. It occasionally flew service personnel on urgent duty and acted as an Ambulance service. Noticeably many of its pilots were female and from 1943 received equal pay, a first for the British Government. The filmmakers hope to reveal untold stories of female ATA pilots who flew and fought without fright…"
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