Saint-Smith, James Alexander DFC, DFM, (Flying Officer, b.1917 - d.1944)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Narrandera
Accession Number PR03875
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Saint-Smith, James Alexander
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Narrandera
Date made 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 403380 Flying Officer James Alexander Saint-Smith DFC, DFM, No. 8 Elementary Flight Training School, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia, 1941.

Wallet 1 of 1 consists of one two-page letter from Flying Officer James Saint-Smith (who was then a leading aircraftman), to one of his former students at Yullundry Public School, 11 year old John Earle Mostyn. The letter, dated 1 April 1941, was written from No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, Narrandera, New South Wales. In it, Saint-Smith writes about having both fun and hard work while in training, chasing his friends about while flying, and missing his students. He also encourages John in his studies.