Elizabeth Bather

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Elizabeth Bather was born in Winchester, England. She was educated at St. Swithun’s School. From 1937 to 1946 she was a magistrate in Winchester, one of the youngest in the country and she was a member of the Hampshire County Council.

In1939, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force with the rank of Company Assistant, she was assigned to Bomber Command working her way to the Senior Staff Officer in charge of the WAAF’s. she was sent to Canada in 1941 to set up the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. In 1942, she was promoted to Squadron Officer and in 1945 to Wing Officer.

After the war in 1945, she joined the London Metropolitan Police at the rank of Chief Inspector, the following year she was promoted to Superintendent replacing Dorothy Peto. The United Kingdom introduced the rank of Chief Superintendent in 1949. Elizabeth was promoted to that rank the same year, that made her the first female to hold that rank. She retired in 1960. She stood 5’4” which was the minimum height for females to join the force. Not bad, not bad at all.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray that little woman certain knew how to climb the ladder!!  Chief Superintendent of  police is a top dog position....

Feb 12, 2019 02:58 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not bad, not bad at all, James. Elizabeth is my kind of woman!

Feb 12, 2019 03:47 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Not bad, not bad at all for sure. An incredible womanfor sure.

Feb 12, 2019 04:25 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

she might have been short in height but tall in helping others.

Feb 12, 2019 04:38 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The small guy is not always the small guy. Go Elizabeth! Any further proof needed? Enjoy your day

Feb 12, 2019 04:51 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Shows size is of no importance but what sits in the cranium.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 12, 2019 05:16 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Was that 5'4" while wearing high heels or was it legit?  Sounds like a great woman indeed!

Feb 12, 2019 05:38 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - a great accomplishment regardless of the year but especially considering her time of service. 

Feb 12, 2019 06:00 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

maybe this was the inspriation for the TV series Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren.

Feb 12, 2019 06:46 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - She sounds like a real "kick-ass" kind of gal. I would have loved to have met her. 

Feb 12, 2019 07:04 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


My kind of woman, and nothing should hold us back if we put our minds to it.  A

Feb 12, 2019 09:22 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Thank you for sharing yet another impressive career by a very impressive woman James Dray 

Feb 12, 2019 11:38 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - thanks for another great biography of a woman leader. Y

Feb 12, 2019 12:39 PM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Elizabeth my have only been five foot four but she stood tall among her peers. What a list of aviation accomplishments.

Feb 12, 2019 02:09 PM #14
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

James, Elizabeth Bather was from our sister city in England. Winchester VA is named after Winchester in England. Every Apple Blossom Festival in early May, the mayor of Winchester England joins our community to celebrate with us. 

Feb 12, 2019 04:44 PM #15
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I love these women who have paved the way for so many. When so many said no way, she said 'why not!"

Feb 12, 2019 07:37 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James you are the voice for women pioneer in every field I am surprised you do not have more comments from the opposite sex from this platform...Endre

Feb 13, 2019 11:19 PM #17
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