Glen Kidston

Glen Kidston

Glen Kidston

W.O. Bentley described Glen Kidston as “a born adventurer.” He was rough, tough, sharp and as fearless as Birkin. He was famed as an ex-naval officer who specialised in narrow escapes! By the time he joined the Bentley Boys, he was the sole survivor from an early London-Paris airliner that crashed in fog – and had succeeded in surfacing from his submarine after being caught in mud on the sea bed. Later he survived a major crash in the 1929 Isle of Man TT motorcycle race. He won at Le Mans in 1930 with Barnato, but Kidston’s luck finally ran out a year later when his overloaded De Havilland Moth biplane broke up in midair while he was touring Africa.