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Date 11 July 1961 11.00
Age
Event

Gagarin is driven from London Heathrow Airport to Soviet Embassy House in Kensington

Place

Location London Heathrow
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Notes

Hundreds of thousands of people wanting to catch a glimpse of Gagarin line the streets from Hammersmith onwards. (Source: Pathé)

The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, HJ Mulliner Drop Head Coupe, chassis no LSXC605, and with the loaned number plate YG1, is on loan from the Rolls Royce Motorcar Division in Crewe, Cheshire.  (Source: Davide Bassoli, Rolls Royce & Bentley historian)

Links

Source

Hulton Achive

Pathé

Davide Bassoli, Rolls Royce & Bentley historian

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