Vale Smithy

Knight of the skies

You blazed the trail for progress

Counting not the cost nor prize

Across the world's vast spaces

O'er its peaks and stormy seas

You winged your way victorious

A million miles with ease ;

Until at last you vanished

In a way that wasn't right

Flying ever onward

Into the night

But in the distant future

Whilst pilots rise and fall

You'll ever be remembered

As the greatest of them all!


 Christchurch. Dec 20th 1935

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