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Ralph Stanleysmith

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Ralph Stanleysmith

1922 Lieut. R.A.F., A.M.I.E.E., A.F.Aer.Inst., Constructional Engineer, 4, Knaresborough Place, Cromwell Road, S.W.5. T. N.: Western 64. Ed. Various private schools; Gold Medallist and Scholarship holder. After serving at sea as Marine Engineer, specialised in electrical engineering at Crompton's Works, Chelmsford, and King's College, Strand. Engagements chiefly abroad, notably in India, as Chief Engineer to the Dacca Electric Light Trust, and with the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation, of 2, Broad Street Place, E.C., on work connected with the construction, running and maintenance of several generating stations; Assistant Engineer to the Westminster Electrical Supply Corporation; inventor and patentee of an aerial range-finder and other mathematical instruments. Various contributions to technical press. Member of the Royal Air Force Club. War Services.—In France as Lieutenant (Tech. ) in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force; was sent from 2nd Aircraft Depot into Lorraine to organise and take command of the first advanced Motor Transport Repair Section to function in that sector before it was absorbed into the command of the Independent Force; highly commended for services in connection therewith. Voluntary work in reporting on and placing of contracts for the Metropolitan Munitions Committee, London.

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