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Francis K McClean
Today marks the centenary of the start of a seaplane journey up the River Nile from Alexandria to Khartoum that was organised by Frank (later Sir Francis) McClean. The party included Alec Ogilvie, Horace Short, Jack Spottiswoode, and McClean’s sister Anna. The Trust holds an album of nearly 400 photographs that illustrate their incredible flight up the Nile - now showcased on this web-site. Trust volunteers have compiled an accompanying descriptive record, based on contemporary accounts of the journey.