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Sydney Ernest Smith

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Sydney Ernest Smith (1881-1943). Early aviator and of the British and Colonial Aeroplane Co

1881 Born in Farnham

1910 "Evidently the British and Colonial Aeroplane Co is determined to live up to its title, and with a view to securing the Colonial aeroplane trade for the old country the firm have arranged for special missions to visit India, Australia, and New Zealand. The team which will go to Australia and New Zealand will consist of Mr. Sydney E. Smith (the Company's manager), Mr. Joseph Hammond, Mr. L. Macdonald, and a staff of mechanics" [1]


1942/43 Obituary [2]

Sydney Ernest Smith was born in 1881.

In 1899 he joined the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co., Ltd., as Assistant Engineer, becoming successively Assistant Manager and Director and General Manager.

In 1910 he joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company as Manager, becoming a Director in 1928.

He died in June, 1943, at the age of 62.

He was elected a Member in 1934.


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Sources of Information

  1. Flight Magazine of 26th November 1910.
  2. 1942/43 Institution of Automobile Engineers: Obituaries