Brian Johnson BBC, Major Zirganos & Sam Rockett.

BBC's Brian Johnson with Godfrey Chapman and Sam Rockett

Sam Rockett  greasing up Major Jason Zirganos of Greece, one of the race competitors. They are giving a greased up demonstration for Brian Johnson, BBC radio broadcaster, for “Out of Town Tonight”

Sam Rockett swam in the 1950 Daily Mail race and was the fourth man to finish. He was Supervisor for the 1951 Daily Mail Race, an International race held in the “Festival of Britain year” and was also supervisor for the Billy Butlin races from 1953 to 1959, and the Sir Billy Butlin long distance walk from John O Groats to Lands End.

He played County Water Polo for a number of Counties. He was author of the book “its Cold in the Channel”

From the Sam Rockett Collection.

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