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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 heritage that allowed her to look for thrills past the boundaries of such a lot woman contemporaries. She raced opposed to the greats at Brooklands, drove two 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 international approval for her flight to Australia, Mildred realized to fly, and a trifling 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 via brigands and feted via the Siamese, jap and american citizens, she survived a number of crashes with physique and spirit intact, and have become a glittering aviation big name on her go back. A completely smooth lady, she driven comparable obstacles in her unconventional love existence and later turned Britain’s first girl airline entrepreneur. this can be the tale of a charismatic girl who defied the conventions of her time, and enjoyed dwelling existence within the quickly lane.

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