Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service. Daughter of Sir John Knox Leighton , naval instructor, and his second wife, Maria Josepha di Alberti
She was educated at the convents of the Religious of St Andrew, Streatham, then (like her mother) at Tournai, and then at King's College, London.
Lesley Thomas Oxford DNB
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