Roy Chadwick was born in 1893. He began working for the aircraft manufacturer A. V. Roe in Manchester in 1911 and in 1915 moved to the company's base at Hamble. From 1922 to 1929 he lived at 38 Chessel Avenue in Bitterne, where a blue plaque now commemorates him. Among the aircraft he designed was the Avro Lancaster bomber, produced from 1941. He was working on the Avro Vulcan bomber when he was killed in an aircraft accident in 1947.

Newspaper clippings:

Article about Chadwick, the Lancaster and the setting up of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre - (Southern Daily Echo 08/01/2013)


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