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Jean Gardner Batten (1909-1982), Airwoman

Sitter in 6 portraits
New Zealand-born aviator Batten, moved to England in 1929 to take her pilot's and ground engineer licences. In 1934 Batten broke Amy Johnson's record time for the flight from England to Australia. Became the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean to Argentina in 1935. Her autobiography My Life (1938) was republished as Alone in the Sky (1979).

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Jean Gardner Batten

by John Nye
cream-toned matte bromide print on card mount, 1930s
NPG x15076

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Jean Gardner Batten

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 November 1937
NPG x37403

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Jean Gardner Batten

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 November 1937
NPG x37404

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Jean Gardner Batten

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1930s
NPG x21177

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Jean Gardner Batten; Edgar Wikner Percival

by Universal Pictorial Press and Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 31 October 1978
NPG x184191

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Jean Gardner Batten

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 16 November 1979
NPG x184192