Dorothy Brewster Fletcher

Royal Aero Club Certificate No. 8438 (12 Oct 1928)



b. Workington, 16 Feb 1892; her father James was a joiner.

An Administrative Assistant in the Women's RAF in October 1919.

Dorothy's great-nephew tells me that "Dorothy took part in the Blackpool Air pageant in 1928, as co-pilot to Sicele O'Brien.
Her instructor at Stag Lane was Capt F G M Sparks. He performed a  "breathtaking display of aerobatic stunts in her honour whilst accompanying her ship on its passage down the St Lawrence river. This display naturally delighted the other passengers aboard."   

She sailed back from Montreal to Southampton in September 1930.

A scientist with a particular interest in electronics; in 1924, she collaborated with Sydney Brydon and they patented "Improvements in and relating to the employment of thermionic valve circuits"; later, in 1945, she and Edward Victor Golder took out a patent for "Improvements in or relating to piezo-electric crystals having wire connections".

After WWII she was "cited for her wartime work with Gilbert S. Bryden involving detection of magnetic mines at sea".

d. 1970 in Greenwich, London


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