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Sir George Cathcart No. 617
Donald Campbell (1921-1967)
Land and Water Speed Record Holder.
He trained as an engineer and shared his fathers interest in racing. Like his father he was one of the three men to have held the land and water speed records simultaneously.
He set the land speed record of 403.14 mph on Lake Eyre salt flats, Australia in 1964. Between 1955 and 1964 he broke the water speed record seven times, going from
202.32 mph. on Lake Ullswater to 276.279 on Lake Dumbleyung in Australia on 31st. December 1964.
On the 4th. January 1967 he made his last, and fatal attempt on Coniston Water when his boat was wrecked on the return run. On the first run he achieved a speed of 280mph.
Brother Donald was a member of Grand Masters Lodge No1 London
Initiated: - 16th. Feb. 1953.
Passed:- April 1953
Raised:- May 1953
He was exalted in Grand Masters Chapter 16th July in 1954.
Stamps Issued:- Great Britain 1998 S.G.2063
Great Britain 2009 S.G.2977