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Douglas Douglas-Hamilton

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Air Commodore Douglas Douglas-Hamilton (1903-1973), 14th Duke of Hamilton and 11th Duke of Brandon - of Scottish Aviation

1903 February 3rd. Born in Pimlico, London, the son of Alfred, 13th Duke of Hamilton and his wife Nina (nee Poore).

Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford

He became interested in flying at an early age and served in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force

1933 Chief pilot on the first flight over Mount Everest, flying a Westland PV-3 biplane. It was also the first detailed and scientific survey of the Himalaya region. Indirectly, the expedition resulted in the formation of Scottish Aviation

1937 Married the Lady Elizabeth Ivy Percy, the daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, and had five sons

1973 March 30th. Died

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