W.160 *  3rd Officer Barbara Lilian Lankshear 
 flag england b. 13 Oct 1917, Rusholme, Lancs  21 Feb 1944 to 30 Sep 1945

 babara lankshear 1945  RAeC 1945

     

 

Father: Frederick Russell Lankshear, a Chemical Manufacturer; Mother: Lilian [Rhind]

Address in 1939: Claremont Rd, Bristol

prev. Secondary School Teacher


Ab initio pilot

Gained her Royal Aero Club Pilot's Certificate (No 20583) as part of the ATA's 'Wings' scheme on 26 Sep 1945


"3420 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 22 JULY, 1947
WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE - METEOROLOGICAL BRANCH
Commission resigned - Section Officer B L LANKSHEAR (4208) retaining her rank 7th July 1947"

Her son Michael wrote: "She worked on computers after the war and spent a life working on Main Frame sytems before computers became universal."

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