Kenneth McAlpine

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Born:

21 Sep 1920
Cobham, Surrey

Kenneth McAlpine, 2005. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2011. Used with permission.

Kenneth McAlpine, 2005. Copyright David Hayhoe, 2011. Used with permission.

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

7 (1952-1955)

Teams:

Connaught (1952-1959)

Still involved in the family building industry - for years he was involved in a number of projects, including oil refineries. A WW2 fighter pilot, he was also chairman of McAlpine Helicopters, Governor of Eastbourne College and High Sheriff of Kent between 1973-1974. He retired from racing to marry and to supervise the work on the farm and particularly the vineyard by his house in Kent, which produces award-winning grapes. He was also awarded an OBE for his work in the building industry. Still makes appearances to any historic event that features Connaught, although now over 90 years of age, quite rarely.

Biography last updated 18 Aug 2011