Pilot Jo gives talk in Grantham about her thrilling RAF career

International Women's Day was celebrated here in Grantham. Photo: Roger Graves
International Women's Day was celebrated here in Grantham. Photo: Roger Graves
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The first ever female fighter pilot in the RAF was a guest speaker at a Grantham event celebrating International Women’s Day.

Jo Salter entertained an audience of 140, made up of women-led businesses, charities and organisations based in the town, when she talked about her thrilling flying career.

Jo spoke about her training at RAF Cranwell and Swinderby and how she eventually joined the famous 617 Squadron, at the event at the Jubilee Church Life Centre.

The occasion was sponsored by Grantham’s two Rotary clubs, organisation’s which are relevant to Jo’s family history.

She commented: “I love Rotary – my grandfather was a Rotarian.”

Event chairman, David Holmes, told the audience: “We are so privileged to have Jo with us today, especially with her links to Rotary, and as a pilot she is well known within Lincolnshire .”

Mayor of Grantham, Councillor Ian Stokes, and Mayoress Sarah Stokes, together with the Chairman of South Kesteven District Council, Councillor Rosemary Kaberry-Brown, who is also a Rotarian, were guests.

The organising team’s next event is a performance by trained dogs from Canine Partners showing how they help their disabled partners.

It will be at the same venue on April 29.