THE DICK GOODALL PHOTOGRAPHS
The black and white photograph below was taken in Fradley during the construction of the airfield, between 1938 and 1939. In the background, you can clearly see the construction work well under way. The man in the photograph is Richard Goodall, or to give him his full title; Richard, William, Ewart, Goodall. He was always known as Dick Goodall.
He was not a pilot, a navigator, or in fact a member of any aircrew who flew out of R.A.F. Lichfield during the Second World War, neither was he a member of the ground crew. He did however, together with his fellow workmen, play a crucial role in the story of the airfield. He was a member of the construction team who built Fradley Aerodrome.