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Mary Ellis Day

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Whos is Mary Ellis?

Her incredibly brave and honourable time spent with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during the Second World War has been well documented and covered in many forms of media. During the war, Mary delivered over 1,000 planes, including Spitfires and Wellington bombers, equipped with just a compass, a stopwatch and a map.

Mary delivered the very first Meteor jet when seconded to the RAF at the end of the war.


What is Mary Ellis Day?

Mary sadly passed away on the 24th of july 2018 at the age of 101 years old, however her memory lives on in the form of Mary Ellis day, over 100 vintage aircraft are going to converge on sandown airport to commemorate a strong woman and respected veteran who means so much to so many on the island.

The procession will include 3 spitfires! 


FAO Pilots - 

Registration is open for the 1st annual Mary Ellis Vintage Fly-in on 16 May 2020. Places are limited so please register your interest by emailing manager@eghn.org.uk



Date Adult Child
16th May 2020  FREE Entry FREE Entry

Getting Here

Sandown Airport
Scotchells Brook Ln
Isle of Wight
PO36 0JP

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