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A Yorkshireman, Harry Smith trained as a draughtsman and joined the Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen in 1939.
He was sacked for his union activities by a number of employers in Yorkshireand then moved to the Midlands.
At the age of 41, having previously been Vic-President, he became the President of the Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen. He was also the first President of the reformed Draughtsmen’s and Allied Technicians Association (
Pic: Harry Smith in 1960
Harry later became a national organiser for
A member of the Communist Party for over 40 years, he briefly edited Labour Monthly and died in 1990.
Sources include: Morning Star 2nd November 1990; AESD Journal 1960