The son of a vicar, Forster Herbert Martin Maynard joined the Royal Navy in 1914 and transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service in 1915. Flight Sub-Lieutenant Maynard received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 1381 on a Short biplane at Royal Naval Air Station, Eastchurch on 1 July 1915. He served as a flight instructor before being posted to Naval 1 at the beginning of 1917. After scoring six victories with the Sopwith Triplane, his days as a fighting pilot ended when he was injured in an air crash while in England. He remained in the Royal Air Force and was granted a permanent
commission to Flight Lieutenant on 1 August 1919. Maynard served throughout World War II and retired as an Air Vice-Marshal.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950