BIPLANE TO DELTA

ROY CHADWICK, THE MAN WHO DESIGNED THE LANCASTER, TOOK AVRO FROM BIPLANE TRAINERS TO NUCLEAR BOMBERS. KEN ELLIS EXPLAINS

The first aircraft Roy Chadwick was involved with was the Avro 504: Shuttleworth’s example performing at its Old Warden home, October 2015.
Prior to his death, Roy Chadwick penned the delta configuration that would lead to the Vulcan: last of its kind XH558 during its farewell tour, 2015.
BOTH DARREN HARBAR

Between Bolton and Manchester is Farnworth in what was then lush Lancashire countryside; Roy Chadwick was born there on April 30, 1893. By the age of 11 he was building and flying intricate model aircraft. Three years later Roy was employed as a trainee draughtsman at an engineering firm.

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