SMITH – Alst Claude D.

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – 213 Sqn – Hurricanes

Educated at QRC; Volunteer Trinidad ETS; Trained at Piarco, 1st Course. Served with 213Sqn, Hurricanes, North Africa & 74 Sqn (2 tours), Mustangs, Italy. Nickname “Tigger”. Died by accident 1984. Grandson Louis-Claude Thomas; 759-6530/372-6108 lc_thomas@hotmail.com

[Source: CMHA]

3 additions to “SMITH – Alst Claude D.”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    1. Awarded the DFC. Source 1949 Franklin Yearbook

  2. Glenn Smith adds:

    Proud to be his grandson and will remember his stories forever. He used to tell me how to take off and lift the landing gear, and the diffenreces between the Hurricains and Spitfires.

    Glenn Smith

  3. Jerome Lee adds:

    Aircraft types flown (WW2 & Post War with BWIA}: Single Engine:- Tiger Moth, Miles Magister, Miles Master, Spitfire (Mks I,IIA,IV,VB.C.,IX A.B), Hurricane (Mks I, II A.B.C.), Hawker Hardy, Harvard II, Kittyhawk I, Tomahawk I, Defiant II, Fairchild, Mustang III, Martinet, Auster. Twin Engines:- Airspeed Oxford, Grumman Goose, Vickers Viking, Lockheed Lodestar, DC3

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