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Ramat Hasharon hosts 'Smoky' Simon

Ramat Hasharon hosts 'Smoky' Simon

Thursday 29 November at 7:30 p.m.‎

ESRA Ramat Hasharon hosts Mahal/IAF veteran Smoky Simon

‎“The War of Independence: the Role of Machal (Overseas ‎Volunteers) and the Birth of the Israel Air Force”‎


Smoky SimonHarold "Smoky" Simon trained as an accountant in Johannesburg, ‎South Africa. When WWII broke out he volunteered for the South ‎African Air Force and became a navigator-bombardier participating ‎in many missions for the duration of the war. 

In May 1948 he flew to Palestine, together with his wife, to help ‎the fledgling state. ‎ He was one of the founders of the IAF, serving as Chief of Air ‎Operations in the IAF for two-and-a-half years. He flew on 24 ‎operational missions during the War of Independence.‎

Admission:  NIS 40 | ESRA members NIS 30‎

Refreshments will be served.  

Click on the Register button below to register online or call the ESRA Booking Office  09 748 2957

Venue: Beit Enosh, Bema’aleh Street, Ramat Hasharon
‎(next to Rothberg High School – plenty of parking)‎

Event Properties

Event Date Thursday 29 Nov 2018
Individual Price NIS 40 | Members NIS 30‎
Location Ramat Hasharon
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