The man be­hind the mic Walker’s golden track record

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1923 Born Oct 10 in Hall Green, Birm­ing­ham

1945 Leaves Army hav­ing served as a tank com­man­der, reach­ing the rank of cap­tain

1948 Makes his first public broad­cast at Shel­s­ley Walsh hill­climb

1949 Em­ployed by the BBC to work along­side fa­ther Gra­ham at Isle of Man TT. They con­tinue to work to­gether un­til 1962.

1950 Com­men­tates on first F1 world cham­pi­onship grand prix at Sil­ver­stone

1959 Mar­ries wife El­iz­a­beth

1962 Fol­low­ing death of fa­ther, be­comes the BBC’s chief mo­tor­cy­cling com­men­ta­tor. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously works in ad­ver­tis­ing un­til the age of 59.

1978 Hav­ing done oc­ca­sional F1 com­men­taries, goes full time for 1978 sea­son

2001 Fi­nal F1 com­men­tary at United States Grand Prix 2002 Re­leases au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Un­less I’m Very Much Mis­taken

Broad­cast­ing le­gend: Walker in 1963 (top), and to­day (left)

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