Defence in the media: Friday 27 July 2018

Today’s defence-related news includes coverage of the death of Mary Ellis, one of the last surviving pilots who flew in WW2.

Death of Mary Ellis

There is extensive coverage in print on the death of Mary Ellis. The news of her death is reported in the Telegraph (p7), Independent (p18), Guardian (p21), Daily Mail (p39), Express (p20), Mirror (p30), The Sun (p29), The Star (p19) and The Scotsman (p2).

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, on Twitter:

Another terrible loss. Mary Ellis, pioneering female aviator, Air Transport Auxiliary veteran, an inspiration to generations. I'll always remember her proudly reminding us at RAF100 events that she was older than the RAF itself! RIP Mary.