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Jackie Moggridge (born Dolores Theresa “Jackie” Sorour), was a South African civilian officer who served as a pilot with Air Transport Auxiliary in GB 1940-1945 and served with Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in GB, 1948-1954.
The ATA “The Air Transport Auxiliary” was charged with delivering new and repaired aircraft to front-line Royal Air Force squadrons.
Jackie safely handed over 1,500 aircraft during the war,( 200 more than any other ATA pilot) and flew flew 83 different types during her career.
She was South Africa’s youngest pilot at the age of 17 years.
Jackie was also the first woman in South Africa to make a parachute jump.
Info gleaned from the excellent article about Jackie on Peter Dickens' "The Observation Post" at samilhistory.com/2017/08/09/south-african-battle-of-britain-heroine-jackie-moggridge/.
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