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Order of Canada

Vi Milstead Warren, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Vi Milstead Warren, C.M. C.M. Colborne
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada May 13, 2004 October 30, 2004
Renowned for her courage and determination, Vi Warren has been a role model and an inspiration to generations of pilots. In 1943 at the age of 24, she joined the British Air Transport Auxiliary and flew new fighter planes from factories to military bases across England and Allied Europe. She piloted 47 different types of aircraft, including Spitfires, Typhoons and Mosquitos, earning her the respect and admiration of her Royal Air Force peers. At war's end, she resumed her career as a flight instructor and pilot in Ontario and later became one of Canada's first women bush pilots.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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