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John Chadwick

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John Chadwick’s father, 'Chad' Chadwick, navigated the BEA Viscount which became the fastest airliner to complete the Last Great Air Race from London to Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1953. The Vickers Viscount would go on become Britain’s most commercially successful airliner. John has written the first detailed account of the BEA Viscount’s race, from the notes of his father and those of BEA’s then chief executive Peter (to become Sir Peter) Masefield, team manager, and BBC reports from crew member Raymond Baxter. John was formerly a journalist who specialised in mining.  He was also the owner and publisher of International Mining Magazine.

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