William Forbes-Sempill, 19t Laird Sempill

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Capt. Sempill shawin a Gloster Sparrowhawk tae Admiral Togo Heihachiro, 1921
BornWilliam Francis Forbes-Sempill
24 September 1893(1893-09-24)
Craigievar Castle, Aiberdeenshire, Scotland
Dee'd30 December 1965(1965-12-30) (aged 72)
NaitionalityUnitit Kinrick
EddicationEton College
ThriftAeronautical ingineer, pilot, diplomat
Years active1914–1941
OrganisationPreses o the Ryal Aeronautical Society
Kent forAviation
Sempill Mission
Spy for Japan
PredecessorJohn Forbes-Sempill, 18t Laird Sempill
SuccessorLairds seat: Ann Forbes-Sempill
Baronetcy: Sir Ewan Forbes, 11t Baronet
Poleetical pairty
Conservative Paurty
Hauf-marrae(s)Eileen Lavery (1919-1935)
Cecilia Alice Dunbar-Kilburn (1941-1965)
BairnsAnn Moira, June Mary (bi 1st mairiage)
Janet Cecilia, Kirstine Elizabeth, Brigid Gabriel (bi 2nt)
AwairdsOrder o the Risin Sun, Japan
Order o the Polar Starn, Swaden.

William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19t Laird Sempill AFC, AFRAeS,[1] (24 September 1893 – 30 December 1965) wis a Scots peer an record-brakkin air pioneer that wis later shawn tae hae passed saicret information tae the Imperial Japanese militar afore the Seicont Warld War.[2]

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  1. "R.Ae. Society Inaugural Lecture, 66th Session" (PDF), Flight: 1104, 3 October 1930
  2. Mckillop, James (3 Januar 2002). "Air pioneer revealed as traitor who selt secrets to Japanese". The Herald. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)