M.100 First Officer  Thomas William 'Tim' Brooke-Smith 

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 b.14 Aug 1918, Kirton, Lincs  27 May 1940 to 31 Oct 1942 

  ata thomas brooke smith 1935      

 

Father: Thomas Edward Smith

Ed. Bedford School; Chelsea College of Aeronautical Engineering

prev. aircraft engineer - British & Continental Airways, Croydon from 1934; pilot for Air Despatch Ltd

Address in 1940: 31 Liverpool Rd, Chester


 Postings: 8FPP

Suspended for two days with loss of pay in Apr 1942, for "flying in bad weather against orders"

 2 accidents, one his fault:

- 1 Mar 1942, he stalled his Beaufighter during a crosswind landing and damaged the port wing

- 30 Apr 1942, after landing in a Boston, a tyre burst.

 

"above average. A very capable and experienced pilot"


later Chief test pilot for Short Bros. and Harland

"Mr Brooke-Smith is married and has two children, Simon and Selina. His principal hobby is shooting, and he also plays golf" 1951

d. 1991, Poole

 


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