Smith Alex Malcolm Pte 3321714

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Name Smith Alexander Malcolm
Army number 3321714
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Highland Light Infantry - enlisted 19/2/1940, Trf Black Watch 12/8/40, Posted 1 TS, Black Watch Book 358/4/63, Trf Army Air Corps 22/11/42, Authority:- A.C.I. 1490/42, Part II Order 1st TS 108/42, Posted Glider Pilot Regiment, Posted HQ Wing RAF Harwell - non-flier, Class Z Army Reserve 21/4/1946.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 12/8/1940
Promotions Trooper
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 1TS

Thanks to the Archivist of the Glider Pilot regiment we know that....Alexander Smith joined the Glider Pilot Regiment on 22 November 1942, from the Black Watch. He is shown as part of the Headquarters of No. 1 Wing and is present in a photograph taken of them on 17 May 1944 at RAF Harwell. Here he is listed in the rank of Trooper, and as a non-flier. He transferred to the Z/T Reserve on 21 April 1946.

To listen to an interview with Mr Smith, conducted by Conrad Wood for the Imperial War Museum's Sound Collection, please click here.