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.