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Donald Campbell

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Donald Campbell

Person  Male  Born 23/3/1921  Died 4/1/1967

Categories: Sport / Games, Transport

Countries: Australia

Land and water speed record-holder. Born Donald Malcolm Campbell, Canbury, Kingston Hill, Surrey. After the death of his father (Sir Malcolm Campbell), he decided to defend his water title and regained it in 1955. He set a land speed record of 403.10 m.p.h. at Lake Eyre, Australia in 1964. Killed attempting to break the water speed record in his craft Bluebird, on Coniston Water, Cumbria.

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Donald and Malcolm Campbell

Plaque unveiled by Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm and nephew of Donald.

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