Margaret Macdonald Cunnison

  in 1933

 b. 29 May 1914 in Bourneville, Birmingham, but educated at Laurel Bank School, Glasgow.

Father: James Cunnison, of 19 Montrose Gardens, Milngavie, Dumbartonshire.

5 foot 2, eyes of, er, hazel.

From May 1937, Chief Flying Instructor with the Strathtay Aero Club, Perth (the one in Scotland). She was only the second woman in Scotland to gain a commercial pilot’s licence, and the first to become a flying instructor.

She then became one of the 'First 8' women ATA pilots, joining on the 1st January 1940 as a Second Officer.

Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII

She married Major Geoffrey B Ebbage, an ophthalmic surgeon with the RAMC, in 1941.

d: 4 January, 2004, in Haddington, aged 89




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