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SC32: Sporting and Collectors Sale

Rosemary Rees MBE (1906-1995) A Set of Six Pilot's Log Books Dating Between June 25th 1933

Auction Lot SC32/131

Rosemary Rees MBE (1906-1995) A set of six pilot's log books dating between June 25th 1933 (Trial Lesson in a Club Cadet) to 23rd June 1947, together with a leather flying helmet, leather gloves, two photograph albums, photographs of Ms Rees as a dancer and related ephemera and books on flying.

Rosemary Rees MBE (1906-1995) A Set of Six Pilot's Log Books Dating Between June 25th 1933 (SC32/131) offered in our Sporting and Collectors Auction starting on 15th December 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Rosemary Rees MBE (1906-1995) A set of six pilot's log books dating between June 25th 1933 (Trial Lesson in a Club Cadet) to 23rd June 1947, together with a leather flying helmet, leather gloves, two photograph albums, photographs of Ms Rees as a dancer and related ephemera and books on flying.

Notes

Daughter of Sir John Rees, Rosemary began her early career as a dancer travelling around the world and performing in Ceylon, China and America. After her trial lesson in 1933 she gained her full licence after only six hours of flying time. by the time she joined the ATA she had obtained her instructors licence and over 600 hours flying time. As one of the first eight female pilots of the ATA she began to fly a wide range of aircraft including Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mosquitos as well as larger four engine aircraft. in 1941 she became deputy to Margot Gore at the all female ferry pool at Hamble-on-Solent eventually flying 91 different types of aircraft in 1946 she began her own charter company called 'Sky Taxi'.

Price Realised

£7,400

Department

Collectables and Toys

Fine Art Category

Medals and Militaria

Sale Information

SC32: Sporting and Collectors Sale
Tuesday, 15th December 2020
Okehampton Street, Exeter

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