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Postcard - Grosvenor House, London, circa 1934 Image Reg. No: ST 038606

Summary:
Colour postcard of Grosvenor House in London. It is signed on the reverse by Charles Scott.

Scott and his co-pilot Tom Campbell-Black won the Centenary International Air Race in the Comet 'Grosvenor House'. The race, from London to Melbourne, was sponsored by businessman and philanthropist Sir MacPherson Robertson, who had founded the largest confectionary business in the Commonwealth, MacRobertson Confectionary Manufacturers Ltd. The race route covered 18,240 km (11,330 miles) from England to Australia. All competitors were required to land at Baghdad, Allabad, Singapore, Darwin and Charleville. Prizes for the race included 10,000 pounds and a gold cup for the overall winner. English team C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell Black were the eventual winners, flying through pylons at Flemington Racecourse in front of 40,000 spectators and landing at Laverton. Eight planes failed to finish the race. Gilman and Baines were tragically killed when their Fairy Fox crashed near Foggiia, Italy.
Description:
Coloured postcard, with an image of the Grosvenor Hotel on the obverse.
Description Of Content:
Colour postcard of the Grosvenor Hotel in London. It is sigend on the reverse by Charles Scott. Scott and his co-pilot Cambell-Black won the Centenary International Air Race in their DH-88 Comet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr S. Jones
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9.0 cm (Width), 14.1 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, air races, air transport, celebrations, centennial air race london to melbourne 1934, pilots, racing, victoria centenary 1934-1935
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Centenary of Victoria
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Original Caption: Postcard - Grosvenor Hotel, London, circa 1934
Inscriptions: Printed as part of the image on obverse: GROSVENOR HOUSE/ PARK LANE . LONDON. W1
Signed on the back: Charles W.G. Scott 19.12.34
People Depicted: SCOTT, CHARLES W. G.
Format: Postcard: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Grosvenor House, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1934
Sender: Mr Charles Scott, London, England, Great Britain, 19 Dec 1934

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