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Freddie Laker
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Born in Canterbury, Kent
Born on 6th of August 1922
Died on 9th of February 2006

Born 1922. Died 2006 - Miami - English business executive.


Started his career in aviation with Short Brothers. Chairman and Managing Director of Laker Airways Ltd (1966-1982). Career suffered on failure of Skytrain project in 1982. Founded Laker Airways Inc in 1995, ran daily transatlantic flight between Gatwick and Miami.

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