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Victor Cazalet
British tennis player

Victor Cazalet

Victor Cazalet
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Intro British tennis player
A.K.A. Victor Alexander Cazalet
Was Athlete Tennis player
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 27 December 1896
Death 4 July 1943 (aged 46 years)
Politics Conservative Party
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Colonel Victor Alexander Cazalet, MC (27 December 1896 – 4 July 1943) was a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP).

Life and career

Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward and Victor, John Singer Sargent, 1900-1901

Cazalet was commissioned into the Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry in 1915 and reached the rank of Captain, winning the Military Cross in 1917. He was first elected at the 1924 general election, serving as MP for the Chippenham constituency in Wiltshire until his death. His sister, Thelma Cazalet-Keir was a noted feminist and also a Conservative MP. Cazalet was a Christian Scientist and a member of Ninth Church of Christ, Scientist, London. Cazalet's brother, Peter, was a notable racehorse trainer who was British jump racing Champion Trainer three times and trained Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's racehorses.

William Marshall Cazalet, John Singer Sargent, 1902

During the Spanish Civil War, he was a strong supporter of General Franco and the fascists, serving on the 'Friends of National Spain' committee. However, before World War II, he opposed, with Winston Churchill, the appeasement of Adolf Hitler by Neville Chamberlain's government.

He was killed in 1943 when his plane from Gibraltar to Britain crashed seconds after take off. The B-24 Liberator II LB-30 AL523 was also carrying the Polish General Władysław Sikorski and fellow Conservative MP Brigadier John Whiteley; Sikorski, Whiteley and everyone else on board (but first pilot Eduard Prchal) — 16 in all — died in the crash.

Cazalet was the godfather of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.


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