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JOY LOFTHOUSE.   It was with the deepest regret that we report that Joy passed away peacefully at home in Cirencester.  Joy was married to 7 Squadron Pathfinder Pilot S/L Charles Lofthouse OBE, DFC who was for many years Secretary of 7 Squadron Association, during which time Joy established herself as an Honorary member of the Association which continued after Charles' death.   After the end of the war Joy became a teacher and it was at teacher training colledge where she met Charles.  This followied her wartime service as a Pilot with the ATA and it was this latter role which brought Joy to National attention when she featured in many documentaries about the ATA and Spitfires.  Joy was 95 when she passed away, a full Obituary will appear shortly.

CONTACT:  Initial contact for information on Membership please contact Dr Charles Patchett at

Membership Secretary;  Dr Charles Patchett

Charles is an ex-Canberra and F4 Navigator and can be contacted on


President Air Cdre Martin Sharp OBE MA RAF(Retd)
hairman Mal Reeves
Secretary Dr Charles Patchett

Treasurer Chris Reeves
Archivist  Dave Cheetham
Website   Mal Reeves

Commitee Members

Josie Reeves

Jim Corrall
Michael Lofthouse

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