Earl Howe, CBE, son of the well-remembered racing-driver, died at his Buckinghamshire home on May 29th, aged 75. He was also known for his motor racing and his love of fast cars, and his campaigning for road safety — which included a plea for raised motorway speed-limits, Earl Howe presenting the recent MOTOR SPORT Speed Limit Petition to the DoE. Even in writing his obituary, The Times saw fit to call Earl Howe's views thereon into question!

Earl Howe, as Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, was educated at Eton and Cambridge, and apart from his later work for the Conservative Party, he had served in the RNAS to 1946, in the Atlantic and Pacific campaigns.