Just after the war ended Eve left her showbiz career behind at the age of 24 and became cabin crew for an ill-fated airline, called British South American Airways. The airline flew old repurposed and very uncomfortable wartime bombers, but after two of their small fleet crashed in short succession, she hung up her wings and married Major Edward Branson after meeting at a party and falling in love.
While raising her family in the 50s, Eve was doing everything she could to support Ted, whilst he studied for his bar exams. Money was tight and to make ends meet Eve helped run a property business, worked as a probation officer and made and sold craftwork in her spare time. On top of all that, this remarkable woman still managed to find time to play tennis and golf and become a writer.
I think we’re starting to realise where Richard gets his entrepreneurial spirit and his lifelong passion for adventure