History in the Making

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Title

History in the Making

Description

Cutting 1 is a Comet racer surrounded by many spectators, captioned 'History in the Making. The D.H. Comet, piloted by C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, crossing the finishing line at Melbourne and so winning the England to Australia air race of 1934 - the greatest race in the history of aviation. The place Great Britain holds in world aviation will be discussed by Captain W. H. Primrose in the 'Conquest of the Air' talk tonight at 10.0.'
Cutting 2 is a Miles Falcon Six, G-ADLC, in flight, captioned 'Flight Lieutenant Tommy Rose, who is attempting to set up a new record for the England to Capetown flight, yesterday left Kisumu, Kenya Colony, for Salisbury, Rhodesia. He left Lympne last Thursday morning, shortly after midnight. Reached Khartum [sic] on Friday at noon, arrived at Kisumu yesterday, soon after 8 a.m. and left about an hour later. He is seen flying over Kent the day before starting his flight.'
Underneath is handwritten 'He beats the record for both outward and return journeys;- his times are' Outward: [blank] Return: [blank]'

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1934

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

Two newspaper cuttings on a scrapbook page

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Identifier

SArrowsmithHL571013v10004

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Transcription

[photograph]
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
The D H. Comet, piloted by C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black, crossing the finishing line at Melbourne and so winning the England to Australia air race of 1943 – the greatest race in the history of aviation. The place Great Britain holds in world aviation will be discussed by Captain W.H. Primrose in the ‘Conquest of the Air’ talk tonight at 10.0.
[page break]
[photograph]
Flight-Lieutenant Tommy Rose, who is attempting to set up a new for the England to Capetown flight, yesterday left Kisumu, Kenya Colony, for Salibury, Rhodesia. He left Lympne last Thursday morning, shortly after midnight. Reaching Khartum on Friday at noon, arriving at Kisumu yesterday, soon after 8 a.m. and left about an hour later. He is seen flying over Kent the day before starting his flight.

He beat this record for both outward and return journey’s:- His times are,
Outward:
Return:

Citation

“History in the Making,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11908.

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