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Pioneer Aviators Who Raced Around British Skies

110th Anniversary of the £10000 Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Prize

Image of a GB Postal First Day Cover depicting the 75th Anniversary of £10000 Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Air Race 22nd to 26th July 1911
First Day Cover 22nd July 1986 commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the £10,000 Daily Mail Circuit of Britain Air Race 22nd to 26th July 1911 from author’s collection — Image by Author

In the UK in 1911 the Daily Mail newspaper offered a £10,000 prize (today that would be worth about £737,000 retail price index calculation) to the winner of an air race around Britain, with 11 compulsory stops and a circular route starting and finishing at Brooklands…

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David Acaster

David Acaster

British, retired, loves reptiles & amphibians, keen on history, steam locomotives, travel, real ale and still trying to master that Fender Stratocaster.