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Famous Freemason - Sir Malcolm Campbell

"Hurry boys, hurry, we have to make a quick change or the hour will be up."

The fastest man on land and sea, Bro. Cambell broke nine land-speed records between 1924 and 1935, eventually being the first man on earth to break 300 miles per hour. Not content with being the fastest man on land he also broke the world water-speed record four times during this period achieving speeds faster than 141 miles per hour in 1939.

Bro. Campbell was born on March 11, 1885 in Chislehurst, Kent. He attended the independent Uppingham School where he gained an interest in motorbikes and races.

Between 1906 and 1908, he won all three London to Lands End Trials motorcycle races. In 1910 he began racing cars at Brooklands. He christened his car Blue Bird, painting it blue, after seeing the play The Blue Bird this naming convention would continue through his entire career.

Bro. Campbell competed in the Grand Prix de Boulogne in France, winning the 1927 and 1928 races driving a Bugatti T37A.

Bro. Campbell died after a series of strokes in 1948, one of the few world-speed record holders to die in his own bed.

Bro. Campbell was raised in Old Uppinghamian Lodge No. 4227 in 1925. He is rumored to have been a member of Zangi Grotto in Daytona Beach, however no record of his membership has been uncovered.

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