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Smith, Keith Macpherson (1890 - 1955)

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Born: 20 December 1890  Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 19 December 1955  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
(Sir) Keith Macpherson Smith and his brother Ross (qv) were the earliest of the long distance flyers. They won the Australian government-sponsored England-Australia Race in 1919, flying a Vickers Vimy aircraft.

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Born Adelaide, 20 December 1890. Died Sydney, 19 December 1955. KBE ca 1920. Elder Smith & Co., Adelaide; Royal Air Force 1917-19; flew from England to Australia with his brother Ross (qv) in 28 days, November-December 1919; Australian agent for Vickers ca 1920 until his death; vice-president, British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines; director, Qantas and Tasman Airways. Vice-Chairman, Royal Australian Air Force Recruiting Drive Committee during World War II.
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