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Claude Grahame-White
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Born in Burseldon, Hampshire
Born on 21st of August 1879
Died on 19th of August 1959

Born 1879. Died 1959 - Aviator and engineer.

First to make a night flight, during the sponsored London to Manchester race in 1910. Founded his own company to build aircraft again in 1910. Established a teaching school at Hendon which became Hendon Aerodrome. Moved to Nice where he died.

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