Annette Mahon 1910 - 2013
Third Officer, ATA
Mahon grew up in Dublin at a time when the city was fiercely anti-British. She was the only woman from the Republic of Ireland to serve with the ATA as the country was neutral during the war.
‘Annette was posted to Prestwick as a Class II pilot to ferry mostly Fleet Air Arm aircraft to the Isles and the north of Scotland. She became known as “Queen of the Barracudas” – and a one woman PR campaign for the capabilities of this high-wing torpedo/dive bomber monoplane.’