ed. Lancing College, Trinity College Cambridge M.A.
prev. an Air Traffic Controller, attached to HQ Fighter Command Bentley Priory, 1937-date
Order of St John
'Slight limp left leg'
prev. exp. 1450 hrs; owned a 1928 D.H. Moth G-EBZE from 1930 to 1932, and had flown in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. His instructor at Brooklands was George Lowdell.
His flying may have been curtailed after this incident on the 23 Mar 1932: "Animals at the Whipsnade Zoo rushed about an excited state and there was danger with elephants carrying children when an aeroplane flew low overhead, it was stated at Luton, where a summons against Edwin Freshfield, a Cambridge undergraduate, the pilot of the machine, was dismissed on payment of costs."
Address in 1941: Glovers Farm, Reigate, Surrey
Postings: 1FPP, 4FPP (part time)
"Keen pilot, but owing to part-time duties this officer is not seen very much."
d. 18 Feb 1985 - Lewes, Sussex