Helen Renton

Helen Renton
Birth name Helen Ferguson Renton
Born (1931-03-13)13 March 1931
Died 2 June 2016(2016-06-02) (aged 85)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Years of service 1954–1986
Rank Air Commodore
Service number 2826287
Commands held Women's Royal Air Force
Battles/wars Cold War
Falklands War

Air Commodore Helen Ferguson Renton, CB, ADC (13 March 1931 – 2 June 2016) was a Scottish Royal Air force officer. From 1980 to 1986, she served as Director of the Women's Royal Air Force. [1] [2]

Early life and education

Renton was born on 13 March 1931 in Denny, Falkirk, Scotland, to John Paul Renton and Sarah Graham Renton (née Cook). [1] [2] She was educated at Stirling High School, a state high school in Stirling. [1] She studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating with an undergraduate Master of Arts degree (MA Hons). [2] She remained at Glasgow to undertake one year of postgraduate business studies. [2]

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