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.
Name: Ron Mole
Message: Re Flt Lt Stephens. We have someone else trying to trace him. We have found a few things about his career but no trace of his current whereaboutsIf Laurence Garey wishes to give us a contact address I will tell him what we now know.
Name: Laurence Garey
Message: I was in contact with you some time ago to try to locate Flt Lt John Booth Stephens. Tom Ainsby sent me a copy of the photograph of him and his crew in front of their u/s Lincoln at Singapre (that I see you have on this site now). However, I have not been able to find news of him since he retired in 1969. He was a Lincoln pilot and I knew him through his amazing and enthusiatic work with us cadets of 115 ATC Sqd at Peterborough. Does anone have any news of him? Thanks Laurence Garey
Name: Ron Mole
Message: Apologies for delay in correcting this page. Now up and running and ready to hear from prospective members ! Secretary Ron Mole