One of the last surviving members of aircraft plotters from World War Two takes to the skies in a glider aged 99

One of the last surviving members of a legendary unit of female aircraft plotters who identified enemy targets in World War Two has taken to the skies in a glider - aged 99.

Decorated veteran Kate Orchard served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in India between 1941-45.

She joined the corps aged 20 and worked as a 'plotter' in Madras, India, to identify the known locations of enemy aircraft.

Allied Command could then send warnings of potential targets to the RAF to shoot down.

She achieved the rank of Warrant Officer First Class and won both the Service and India Service medals.

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