Amy Johnson in a new speedboat, Welsh Harp, Hendon, 1 April 1931.
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Amy Johnson (1903-1941), the English aviator, was the first woman to gain a certificate as a ground engineer and pilot and make a solo flight from England to Australia. Famous for her record breaking flights she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II where she was lost after baling out over the Thames Estuary. The boat also contains Anna Neagle (1904-1986). Photograph by James Jarche.