The Queen’s Baton Relay flies in to Singapore today (23.10.2013) – and back in the 1930s a female Medical graduate gave herself a similar challenge: to fly solo from Glasgow to Singapore (minus the Baton).
Dr Enid Aimée Robertson, MB ChB 1921, was posted to the Straits Settlements where she learned to fly and was one of the first female aviators there to own a plane. Together with fellow country(wo)man, Dr Elizabeth Cook, Robertson planned to embark on the 7,000 mile flight from Renfrew, Glasgow to Singapore.
You can read the article about Enid and her “fast machine” published in The Straits Times on 26 April 1935, Dr. Enid Robertson to fly to Malaya.
So did the female aviators complete that 7,000 mile solo flight from Renfrew, Glasgow to Singapore?