For 92-year-old female ex-World War II pilot Joy Lofthouse, there’s no better way to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day than by flying through crystal-clear skies in a Spitfire fighter plane, just like the one she piloted in 1945 as a member of the British Air Transport Auxiliary. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“The allied victory in Europe during World War II can often seem very far away. But, as Lofthouse’s flight should remind everyone, the events of that era are still well within living memory. As every year passes, there will be fewer and fewer stories like Lofthouse’s to celebrate, but the triumph of humanity, exemplified by her and her generation, is something that must never be forgotten,” according to MIC.