2nd Lt. William Lee Woodward, RAF

1892 Feb 28. Born West Bridgford, Notts

1901 census at West Bridgford, Notts

1918 Dec 18. Aviators Cert 6571

RAF Record

1918 Feb 26. Commission in Worcs Regt gazetted

1920 Dec 29. Joined ADRIC with service no 1372. Posted to I Coy

Fined £2 by Coy Commander

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Apr 29 Injured in plane crash

1930-1932 with Wright Aviation

1935 Sep 10. He was employed by Sir Alan Cobham's Air Circus, and was a passenger in one of their planes when an accident occurred. He gave evidence in a court case.

In 1932 Sir Alan Cobham started the National Aviation Day displays – a combination of barnstorming and joyriding. This consisted of a team of up to fourteen aircraft, ranging from single-seaters to modern airliners, and many skilled pilots. It toured the country, calling at hundreds of sites, some of them regular airfields and some just fields cleared for the occasion. Generally known as "Cobham's Flying Circus", it was hugely popular, giving thousands of people their first experience of flying, and bringing "air-mindedness" to the population. These continued until the end of the 1935 season.

1936 Trouble with the law

1941 Apr 3. Awarded AFC

1949 Apr 10 Gazetted out Squadron Leader W. L. WOODWARD, A.F.C.. {70754), retaining the rank of Wing Commander.

 

 

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