Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/6/2012

They don’t make them like that anymore: 1950s British air speed king was a WWII hero and even found time to be a Bond actor

He was a World War Two hero, an air speed king who later flew Concorde… and even appeared in a Bond film. And he was married five times. Now, the astonishing archive of memorabilia that once belonged to Peter Twiss has emerged for sale. Lieutenant Commander Twiss had already been awarded two gallantry medals for his part in the war when he smashed the air speed record at 1,132mph in 1956. The legendary flyer, who went on to appear in From Russia With Love and was likened to great British action men Donald Campbell and Sir Edmund Hillary, died last year aged 90. for more click here

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