There have been a number of stories over the years referring to air hostesses being spanked, often by the captain of the aircraft they worked on, but was there ever any truth in these stories?   A court case (R v McCoy 1953) that took place in southern Africa seems a good place to start. The stewardess, who was referred to as ‘young woman’ to preserve her anonymity, was working on an aircraft flying to Salisbury (then Rhodesia) and failed to adjust and secure her seatbelt which was a breach of regulations.   Her supervisor, Mr McCoy (the defendant), threatened

By Kenny Walters   I well remember, back in the 1970s, reading through a CP magazine and coming across a story that purported to be true of an incident during the Second World War where a young member of the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was punished by caning for some serious breach of regulations. The story mentioned that a cane had to be flown out specially from UK for the punishment to take place.   More recently, I have attempted to determine whether there ever was any truth in the story and I am extremely grateful to those people