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Name: Charles Edward Worthington
Charles Worthington
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 87
Victories: 5
Born: 20 February 1897
Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died: 1970
Place of Death: Leicestershire, England
 
 
   The son of Charles Thomas and Anne Elizabeth (Whetstone) Worthington, Charles Edward Worthington was educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester, and Heidelberg, Germany. He was commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. With 87 Squadron in 1918, he scored five victories flying the Sopwith Dolphin. Worthington was transferred to the unemployed list on 9 April 1919.
   Worthington was Lord Mayor of Leicester from 1940 to 1940. From 1941 to 1945, he was an honorary Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force and commanded the Leicester (Secondary) Schools Squadron of the Air Training Corps. He became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at the King's Birthday Honours, June 1943.
 
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 May 1918 1730 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C4056) Albatros D.V (DES) Near Ostend
2 14 Aug 1918 0905 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C4157) Albatros D.V (OOC) Nesle
3 25 Aug 1918 1800 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C4156) Fokker D.VII (DES) 1 Velu Wood
4 30 Aug 1918 1810 87 Sopwith Dolphin (C4157) Fokker D.VII (DES) Velu Wood
5 04 Oct 1918 1800 87 Sopwith Dolphin (D3590) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 Deseries

1 Shared with Lt L Murray-Stewart (C4156)
2 Shared with Leslie Hollinghurst
 
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