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Lady Hambro (1933-2017)
Lady Hambro – born Cherry Felicity Huggins – who died today aged 83, was the widow of Lord Hambro, and before that an actress, model and television announcer, and a fearless pilot in Tiger Moths. She took flying lessons at Fairoaks Aero Club in Surrey, gaining a pilot’s licence at the age of 22. She nearly married the racing driver Mike Hawthorn, but was soon engaged to her flying instructor, the aviation ace Peter Twiss DFC, the first man to fly at more than 1,000 mph. “I love flying and so does he”, she said when they married in 1960. Sadly, the marriage did not last long and – before her marriage to Lord Hambro in 1976 – she made her career as a fashion editor.