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Flt Lt Guy Duncan Smith, RNAS

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Topic: Flt Lt Guy Duncan Smith, RNAS
Posted By: Ian Burns
Subject: Flt Lt Guy Duncan Smith, RNAS
Date Posted: 16 May 2009 at 21:12
G D Smith was a pilot serving with the Egypt and East Indies Seaplane Squadron 1916-1917.
He may have written a book of his experiences "The Aerial Crusader".  One of his adventures was used by Rudyard Kipling as a basis of a short story "A Flight of Fact."
Does anyone have a copy of the book?

Posted By: NickForder
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2009 at 10:32
Is this Duncan Smith the father of the author of "Spitfire Leader", and thus the grandfather of Ian Duncan Smith (the quiet man turning up the volume) ?

Posted By: Ian Burns
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2009 at 21:59
Hi Nick,
No idea.
'My' Guy Duncan Smith joined the RNAS from California by way of Canada - though he was British.
I believe he returned there after the war, married and had at least one son Guy Jr.

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