Father: Frederick Gyles Kerly (d. 1920), Moher: Ada Martha [Edwards]
prev. a Shorthand Typist
Address in 1939: Thorley, Avondale Ave, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey
Postings include: 15FPP
- 25 Jun 1944, a forced landing after engine failure in a Mustang. For this, she received a Certificate of Commendation:
"For exceptional airmanship. In spite of limited experience, on June 25th 1944, under the most adverse circumstances caused by technical failure, she landed her aicraft (Castle Bromwich) in a small field with minimal damage. In respect of which this certificate is issued by way of recognition and record."
- 4 May 1945, another forced landing, this time in Spitfire XIV TZ104, after a serious oil leak. She had to land on an unserviceable part of the airfield, (only slightly damaging the propeller) as another aircraft was landing on the runway.
m. 1947 in Westminster Charles Walter T Clark (d. 1985)
d. 26 May 1992 - Surrey
Helen's daughter gave her mother's helmet and goggles to ATA pilot Alec Matthews in 1994, and they are now in Birmingham Science Museum's Spitfire Gallery.