By Paul Smiddy

THE HONOURABLE MRS VICTOR BRUCE: record-breaking racing motorist; speedboat racer; pioneering aviator and businesswoman – notable achievements for a lady of the Twenties and ’30s. Mildred Bruce loved a privileged historical past that allowed her to look for thrills past the limits of such a lot lady contemporaries. She raced opposed to the greats at Brooklands, drove 2 hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle and gained the 1st women’ prize on the Monte Carlo Rally. when Amy Johnson used to be receiving worldwide approval for her flight to Australia, Mildred realized to fly, and an insignificant 8 weeks later she launched into a round-the-world flight, turning into the 1st individual to fly solo from the united kingdom to Japan. Captured through brigands and feted by means of the Siamese, eastern and americans, she survived numerous crashes with physique and spirit intact, and have become a glittering aviation star on her go back. A completely glossy girl, she driven related limitations in her unconventional love lifestyles and later turned Britain’s first woman airline entrepreneur. this is often the tale of a charismatic girl who defied the conventions of her time, and enjoyed dwelling lifestyles within the speedy lane.

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