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  1. jamied says

    This record-breaking run took place on 22 February 1933.

    "He thanks his crew" - amongst the crew visible are Leo Villa and Harry Leech.

  2. jamied says

    More footage from this event can be seen in clip 572.08.

  3. jamied says

    Harry Leech, (mentioned in my earlier comment), was one of just 5 survivors of the R-101 airship disaster of 1930. He was also awarded the Albert Medal for rescuing another man from the burning wreckage.

    He's visible from 00:47 onwards, he's the man with the glasses next to Malcolm Campbell.

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