Thursday, 1 December 2016

Jean Batten Speech

Jean Batten Speech

J:On September 15, 1909 famous New Zealander, Jean Batten was born. On 1913 the Batten’s moved to Auckland where she studied ballet and piano. On 1929 she moved to England to join the London aeroplane club. On May 1934 history was made by Jean Batten for beating the English aviatrix Amy Johnson by four days from England to Australia.

S:On 1936 she set another big record from flying to New Zealand from England. On 1936 Batten was given the Commander of the Order of the British Empire and also the Cross of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour.In 1938 she was awarded the medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale which is the aviation's highest honour.

J:After her flying days were over she lived in Spain after her mum died. On 1982 she was bitten by a dog on the island Majorca and refused treatment and the wound became infected. She sadly died on 1983 in a hotel. Her relatives and the world did not know learn about her passing until September 1987 (5 years later than her death).

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