Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Laurence Patrick Stuart-Smith 1923-1959

Capt L.P Stuart-Smith joined the RAF in 1940,and flew in Middle East and UK,finising the war in the Pathfinders on Mosquitos. He was recalled to the RAF in 1951,and flew Meteors. He attended the ETPS in 1954,and was a test pilot at Boscombe Down in 1955. He joined Aviation Traders Ltd in 1956 as Chief Test Pilot. He made the maiden flight of the Aviation Traders Accountant and has flown over 55 types. Died in an air crash at Mount Suphan in Eastern Turkey.