Paddy Mills (speedway rider)
|Date of birth||1913|
|Place of birth||Leicester, England|
|Current club information|
|National League Division Two Champion||1950|
Born Horace Burke in Leicester in 1913, he adopted the name Paddy Mills and began his career at Leicester in 1937, riding for the Hounds in the Provincial League. In 1938 he joined Sheffield, spending a season there before joining the Royal Air Force. He served in the RAF for six years, and was awarded the British Empire Medal. After the war he joined the Norwich Stars, for whom he was the third highest points scorer in 1946, with 348 points in total. He went on to be the team's leading points scorer in both 1947 and 1948. He was picked to represent England in second test match in 1949, but suffered a fractured skull a few days before.
In the late 1960s, Mills ran training sessions for the Long Eaton Archers.
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