Royal Naval Air Service

Captain Bernard Arthur Smart

Bernard Arthur was born 24th December 1891 in Luton to Charles & Kate Smart.

Bernard was working as a straw hat manufacturer in 1911 & living at Charlton House, 183 Castle Street  with his mother & father, who was a straw plait merchant & his sisters Muriel & Margery.

Bernard qualified as a pilot 24 July 1916 aged 24  becoming a Captain in the Royal Naval Air Service and was noted as a celebrated pilot in WW1.

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