W.137  3rd Officer Maureen Elizabeth Shiel 
 flag england  b. 14 Mar 1920, London  20 Sep 1943 to Aug 1945

 maureen shiel ATA   ATA



Father: George Gerard Shiel, Mother: Marjorie [Melladew]

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 Postings: 1FPP, 7FPP

3 Accidents, all in the same month, and none her fault:

- 1 Feb 1945, the bracing strut of the starboard undercarriage leg collapsed after a normal landing in Hurricane IIc LF422

- 24 Feb 1945, she received a Certificate of Commendation for her skill during a forced landing in Mustang I AG362, after engine failure

- 28 Feb 1945, the hood of her Spitfire XIV RN203 blew off after take-off and she had to land back at the airfield.


Gained her Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 20571 on the 20 Sep 1945, as part of the 'ATA Wings' Scheme (RAeC Certificate missing)

[Certificate of Commendation, 1945]

 m.  Apr 1950 in Maidenhead, Richard William Hilary Elsden

 2 daughters, Mandy and Su


d. 2 Oct 1999 - Newbury, Berks

Her diary up to Jul 1944 can be viewed here: https://archive.atamuseum.org/diaries.php

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