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Robert Smith-Barry: The man
who taught the world to fly

BBC News [UK], by David McKenna

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/24/2013 9:38:46 AM

As the RAF´s Central Flying School celebrates its centenary year, BBC News looks back at the career of the daring and inspirational war veteran who became its icon. "They´ve only seven hours flying, sir--and it´s bloody murder." It was the summer of 1916--the early days of the Battle of the Somme--and squadron leader Major Robert Smith-Barry was venting his frustration at the commander of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), in France. Although considered a brilliant pilot himself, Smith-Barry was deeply concerned about some of the British recruits being pitched against highly-trained German fighter squadrons. "They have barely learned to fly,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/24/2013 9:55:02 AM     (No. 9193396)

Sounds like Errol Flynn in ´Dawn Patrol´.

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