Smith, Sir Ross Macpherson (Captain, KBE, MC, DFC, AFC, AIF b.1892 - d.1922)

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number EXDOC155
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Log book, Documents
Maker Smith, Ross Macpherson
Date made 1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 7/4/172
Conflict Period 1910-1919
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to Captain Sir Ross Macpherson Smith and his brother Lieutenant Sir Keith Macpherson Smith, World War 1. Collection consists of a competitors' log book, issued by the Royal Aero Club, London, for use in the England to Australia air race in 1919. Also included is a flyer related to the 10,000 Pound prize and the competition rules (on the reverse is a blank entry form), and supplementary rules. Smith and his crew, in a Vickers-Vimy aircraft accomplished the flight in in 30 days and were awarded the Commonwealth Government prize of 10,000 pounds. The other crew members were Sergeants J M Bennett and W H Shiers.