Army Flying Museums Live Talk – Women in Army Aviation


Three high profile military women, leading in their fields of Army aviation, will share their experiences in a live talk at the Museum on Monday 18 October. The event is part of our programme of Lockdown Lectures broadcast live online but will be the first hybrid event to feature a live audience.

Army Flying Museum - Women in army aviation live talk 18th October @ 7pm.

Join us to hear their stories in the museum and online.

Hosted by lecture regular and broadcaster, Paul Beaver, from 7 pm, the speakers include Lieutenant Colonel Penny Kitson, Major Hannah Mathers, and Captain Charlotte Joyce.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the live audience in the Museum for the opportunity to ask your questions. Tickets are £10 and include light refreshments, which will be served between 6.15 pm and 6.45 pm.

How to watch this event

Select the buttons below to either book tickets to attend the museum or register for the online event. the online event will be recorded for catch up viewing directly from the website afterwards.

Click here to book your place in the museum   Click here to register for the online event
Lt Col Kitson smiling at the camera in uniform with a helicopter in the background slightly blurred.

Lt Col Kitson was a member of the first all-female Lynx crew (including a female air door gunner) in northern Ireland in 1999. She was the first female to become a qualified helicopter instructor (QHI) in the Army and the first AAC female to command a regular squadron – 670 Sqn (the training Sqn at Middle Wallop). 

Captain Joyce is smiling but looking away from the camera like she is busy fixing something.
Captain Joyce was named the Institute of Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2011 for her work supplying airworthy battle winning helicopters on worldwide operations and leading soldiers in dangerous and challenging environments including Afghanistan and Libya. 
Major Mathers is in uniform with her arms folded smiling at the camera. The photo style is professional.
Major Mathers joined the AAC as an Airtrooper in 2002, before applying for, and joining, RMA Sandhurst and commissioning as an AAC officer in 2007. Since qualifying on the Gazelle she has served in Northern Ireland, Canada and spent two years as a jungle aviator in Brunei.
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