8 March 1910: The First Woman to Receive a Pilot’s Licence

The “Baroness” Raymonde de Laroche was born on 22 August 1886 as Elise Raymonde Deroche and was the daughter of a plumber. On becoming an actress and singer as a young woman, Elise Deroche took the stage name of Raymonde de Laroche. Read the full biography page of Raymonde

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21 February 1910: Birth of Douglas Bader, British Pilot

Douglas Bader was a British pilot who saw action in the Second World War despite having lost both his legs in an accident in 1931.

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