Father: Charles Walter Paddon, a Civil Servant (Government Auditor)(d. 1940); Mother Amy Louise [Topham]
Ed. Sheffield High School, Southlands School Exmouth 1924-1930; Bedford College for Women, University of London (B.Sc. General Science) 1931-33
Also studied Engineering Drawing at Bedford Technical Institute, 1939.
prev: Private School Teacher; 1939-1943 WAAF. Cypher Officer working for RAF Ferry Command.
Address in 1939: 14 Pemberley Ave, Bedford (living with parents)
3 accidents, 1 her fault:
- 27-Oct-44, taking off in Spitfire XVI SM182, she allowed the tail to raise too high, the propeller hit the ground and sheared off the tips
- 02-Mar-45, a wheels-up landing in Barracuda II LS687 after the port undercarriage locked up
- 19-Apr-45, another wheels-up landing, this time in Mustang IV KM428 after the undercarriage selector lever stuck.
A member of the British Gliding Association's Delegation to Czechoslovakia in September 1946
Pilot Officer in WRAFVR until 1955
Moved to Harrogate c.1956
m. 4 Aug 1967 in Bedford, John H Fordham
d. 11 Feb 2001 - Tunbridge Wells