Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes

Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes

Great Britain Women's Auxiliary Air Force

Director of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force

Second Lieutenant

Years of Service:

1916 - 1944

Dame Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes, Lady Watson-Watt, DBE (1899 –1971) became the first director of the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) in 1939.