Personal papers of Peggy Salaman relating to her record-breaking London to Cape Town fight of 1931.

Scope and Content

During October 30 - November 5 1931 - with Mr. A. Gordon Store - Peggy Salaman undertook a 7050 mile marathon flight in a de Havilland Puss Moth from Lympne in Kent to Cape Town in South Africa which lasted 5 days 6 hours and 40 minutes. The maps cover the routes from London - Marseilles, Marseilles - Rome, Athens - Rome, Athens - Crete, Cairo - El Sollum, Cairo - Wadi Halfa, Entebbe - Wadi Halfa, Abercorn - Entebbe and Cape - Livingstone.

The collection includies newspaper cuttings, scrapbooks, flying log book, flying maps, cablegrams and correspondence relating to the flight.

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