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  1. jamied says

    The record-breaking run seen here was achieved on 21 July 1925.

    "M/S as he bends down and talks to the mechanic" - that's his engineer H J Leech.

    "M/S as he climbs into his car and throws some keys to his assistant" - that's his chief mechanic Leo Villa.

    "this could be his wife" - yes, that's Dorothy Campbell.

  2. jamied says

    Improving on my earlier comment, "H J Leech" who I referred to is Harry Leech.

  3. jamied says

    More info on Harry Leech, (of whom there's a nice shot of at 00:55, he's the guy in the white shirt)....

    Leech would later become one of just 5 survivors of the R-101 airship disaster in October 1930. He was also awarded the Albert Medal for rescuing another man from the burning wreckage.

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