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    Does anyone know if there is a list anywhere of all ATA pilots? If so what information does it contain?

    I suspect there may be documents with such content at the National Archives but I can't find a reference for them using their online search facility.

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Jim,
    the book "Brief Glory" by E. C. Cheesman has a list of the officially recognised Ferry Pilots and Air Crew who flew operational aircraft at ATA pools. It was published in 1946 by Harborough. The list indicates those killed flying with the ATA and RAF pilots seconded to the ATA.
    Are there any names that you would like looking up?

    Sean.

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    Hi Sean,

    I notice that book has been reprinted so I may get a copy for my records. I'm looking into a crash near where I live which is a possible ATA crash but I am struggling to get an accurate date. The pilot was Polish.

    I have several others which could also be ATA, again with no concrete dates or pilot names. All were forced landings without fatalities. I will come back to you if I get something to work with. I have visions of trawling through archives to pin these down :(

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Jim

    Pm me with your email address I have transcribed Brief glory list as excel and fixed some errors and added some missing names as well

    Some name changes confirmed with original contracts held at RAF museum

    Paul

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    Many thanks Paul,

    I have dropped you a PM.

    Jim
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