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Youth killed by polar bear is grandson of former Gibraltar governor

Monday, August 8th 2011 - 20:39 UTC
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Field Marshal Sir John Lyon Chapple, GCB, CBE was also head of the UK Army from 1989 to 1992 Field Marshal Sir John Lyon Chapple, GCB, CBE was also head of the UK Army from 1989 to 1992

Horatio Chapple, 17, an aspiring UK medical student, who was killed last week when a polar bear rampaged into the tent in which he and his friends were sleeping on a glacier in Svalbard, Norway, is Gibraltar’s former Governor Sir John Chapple’s grandson.

His friends, Patrick Flinders, 16, and Scott Smith, 17, were injured fighting off the bear, as were the expedition guides, Michael Reid, 29, and Andrew Ruck, 27.
Patrick is said to have punched the bear on the nose before it was shot dead by other members of the group.

Horatio’s grandfather, Sir John Chapple, 80, was Chief of the General Staff from 1989 to 1992, the former governor of Gibraltar (1993/1995) and the former president of the British Schools Exploring Society, which organised the trip.
 

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  • Fido Dido

    Sad news and god bless Horatio Chapple, 17 years old, but this has nothing to do with mercosul/mercosur.

    Aug 08th, 2011 - 10:03 pm 0
  • xbarilox

    Did the polar bear enjoy the meal? Norway is not a safe country, nnnno!

    Aug 08th, 2011 - 10:15 pm 0
  • saphira

    @2 you pathetic little rat do us a favour and do one

    Aug 09th, 2011 - 12:55 am 0
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