The James Bond Vehicle Library

Published 27/2-2005

Some rare personal photos belonging to Peter Twiss, OBE, DSC, who drove one of the boats in 'From Russia with Love'.

When researching for information on the boats from the second James Bond film 'From Russia with Love' we came in contact with the webmaster of The Fairey Owners Club in UK, Tony Hamilton-Hunt. He happens to know Peter Twiss, and they kindly shared their knowledge with us. We got their permission to publish these old photos Tony carefully scanned.

Peter Twiss is a former test pilot, and former world airspeed record holder. The record of 1.132 mph was set in 1956 in a Fairey Delta 2 jetplane. When Fairey Aviation sold, he joined Fairey Marine, and he was a natural choice for piloting one of the boats during filming of the boat chase in 'From Russia With Love'.

All photographs have been reproduced here with kind permission of Peter Twiss, OBE, DSC. Captions by Peter Twiss and Tony Hamilton-Hunt.

Note:

All photos are of course the property of Peter Twiss and permission must be sought from tonyh-h@tiscali.co.uk before any copying or reproduction of them.

All photographs have been reproduced here with kind permission of Peter Twiss, OBE, DSC and carefully scanned by Tony Hamilton-Hunt of The Fairey Owners Club. We are very thankful for their kind coorperation.

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