Air Commandant Felicity Hill, Director Women’s Royal Air Force (DWRAF), 1966.Dame Felicity Hill was the first female to hold the rank of Air Commodore after members of the WRAF assumed RAF ranks.  She started her service in 1939 and spent her early years as an instructor at the new-entry depot.  After being commissioned she served on numerous stations before being attached to the Polish section of the Directorate of Allied Air Forces Liaison.  After the war she re-enlisted into the permanent women’s element of the RAF.  She served overseas including the HQ of the Far East Air Force in Singapore.  She held senior appointments and rose to become Director WRAF in May 1966.  She retired in 1969 when she was appointed DBE.  She was aged 103 when she died.

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