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  • Joan Foster

    Helen Harrison was the only Canadian recruited for the British Air Transport Auxiliary. She traveled to England in the third group arriving in April of 1942. She served with the ATA until March 1944.

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    ATA Members - Helen Harrison

  • Francine (Proulx) Harvey

    Helen Harrison-Bristol was a pioneering Canadian female civil aviation instructor and the first Canadian Air Transport Auxiliary ferry pilot during Second World War. Born: December 7, 1909, Vancouver " When I applied to the RCAF I was rejected because I wore a skirt. I couldn't believe it. I had 2,600 hours, an instructors rating, experience of flying civil and military in 3 countries, but they took men with 150 hours..

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