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
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