Australian Bruce Edgar's Bombers career was short - but he undoubtedly made a big impression! Hailing from Melbourne, Edgar arrived in the UK with barely a penny to his name. He managed to scrape together enough money to buy himself an old car - which he then slept in - and turned up at Brooklands asking for a second half ride. He got his chance with two rides after the meeting against Rayleigh on 1st April 1971, coming second in both outings, behind Ian Gills and Kevin Holden.
Edgar so impressed Maurice Morley that he was offered a contract and made his League debut for the Bombers in the next home meeting, against Teesside a week later. He scored a paid 4 points from the no. 4 berth. It was, however, becoming clear that Edgar was more used to the larger, sweeping Australian tracks and Bruce was becoming a frequent visitor to the solid Brooklands safety fence! Gradually, he began to master the Brooklands circuit, earning him six points from five rides (including a machine failure) in the Spring Gold Cup open meeting.
The large Peterborough track proved more to Bruce's liking, his four points in the away fixture making him third top scorer for Romford. With Edgar now relegated to reserve having established a six-meeting average of 3 points, he found himself dropped from the team in favour of Ian Gills after failing to score on the visit to Boston in a Knock-Out Cup match.
Edgar's last appearance at Brooklands came in the second half of the second leg of the Knock-Out Cup fixture with Boston on 10th June 1971. Injury prevented him from regaining his place in the Bombers team and he returned home to Australia. But Edgar's wild riding style and perseverance endeared him to the Bombers supporters and ensured that he would not be forgotten!