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11/07/2014
London-Paris-London Air Race
This day – 100 years ago – Walter Brock completed his remarkable hat-trick of successes, when he won the London – Paris – London Air Race. These photographs of the race are from a set of images in the RAeC Collection. They can be browsed in the Photographs section of this web-site. High-resolution images of these and other items in the Collection are available, subject to terms and conditions. Contemporary accounts of all these and other events can be freely browsed at http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html Brock returned to the US the following month – sailing on the day after the UK’s declaration of war with Germany. Brock’s subsequent career was unremarkable, compared with his successes during 1914. He passed away on 27 December 1964 at the age of 79, and his ashes were interred in his mother’s grave at Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago IL. Ironically, the runner-up in the London-Paris-London Air Race, Roland Garros, now has a tennis stadium/tournament and an international airport (Réunion) named in his honour. There is no such enduring memorial to the achievements of Walter Brock.