Someone just wrote a comment.
Tommy Smith was indeed a brave man…he had the courage to allow me to marry his eldest daughter!
Another notable member of 23 squadron was the young Douglas Bader. He lost both his legs after crashing a 23 Squadron Bristol Bulldog during an unauthorised aerobatic display at a civilian aeroclub at Woodley, near Reading, in 1931when only 21 years old.
I have very fond memories of Tommy Smith who was an inspiration to us all.
Richard Benson QC
I had never realized before that Douglas Bader was with 23 Squadron and that Tommy Smith had a daughter. When I was a young kid I knew about Douglas Bader, but nothing about Tommy Smith.