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Rachel M
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Hi David,

I am doing some research into Joe Smith, the chief designer of the Spitfire. I have found something that indicates he was also in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and it seems he served on the Hermione. He was an apprentice at the Austin Motor Company before the war. In 1921 he joined R J Mitchell at the Supermarine Works in Southampton. The potential record I have found for him has been transcribed incorrectly on Ancestry so his year of birth is incorrect.

Rachel