Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Leonard Roy Moxam OBE 1931-

Roy Moxam sitting in Westland Wasp
Roy Moxam lying the Westland 30
Army development Lynx used for speed record flights 10/11th June 1972
Naval development Lynx
Crew of Lynx first flight. L-R Gerry Smallbridge C.F.T.E, Ron Gellatly C.T.P. and Roy Moxam D.C.T.P.
First flight of Westland Lynx
Westland Wessex
Leonard Roy Moxam was born in 1931 and was educated at Elmhurst grammar school in Somerset. He joined the RAF in 1950.

In 1952 Roy joined No2(AC)Sqn flying Meteor Mk9 aircraft until 1954 when for a year he tool the QFI course at South Cerney and Little Rissington flying Provosts and Vampires. In 1959 he went to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough where he attended No18 course(fixed wing) at the Empire Test Pilots School and graduated as a Test Pilot. The same year he converted to helicopters and from 1960-1962 moved to the Airplane and Armament Experimental Establisment at Boscombe Down where he was a Test Pilot with D Sqn.