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CAPTAIN GROSVENOR

BRILLIANT SPORTSMAN

AMATEUR JOCKEY AND AIRMAN

British Official Wireless.

(Received 7th January, 11 a.m.)

RUGBY, 6th January. Captain Hugh Grosvenor, aide-de-camp to Sir Alexander Hore-Ruthven, Governor of South Australia, who was killed in the seaplane accident, was the only son and heir of Lord Stalbridge. He was only 25 years of age, and was a brilliant amateur jockey. He rode much in steeplechases before he left England for Australia, and twice competed in the Grand National. He took up flying, after he arrived in Australia in 1928, bought a D.H. Moth 'plane, and last summer flew round Australia, a distance of 8000 milesj in 31 days. His attempt to fly to England was to have been made in .about ten days' time, and he hoped to lower Captain Kingsford Smith's record of 13 days for the flight. . . .

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CAPTAIN GROSVENOR, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 5, 7 January 1930

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CAPTAIN GROSVENOR Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 5, 7 January 1930

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