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Name: Forster Herbert Martin Maynard
Air Force Cross (AFC) Forster Maynard
Country: New Zealand
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1N (RNAS)
Victories: 6
Born: 01 May 1893
Place of Birth: Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: 26 January 1976
Place of Death: Exeter, Devon, England
 
 
The son of Herbert Martin and Jessie Maynard, Forster Herbert Martin Maynard was educated in England at St. John's School, Leatherhead and University College, London. He joined the Royal Marines Divisional Engineers on 22 September 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. During World War II, Air Vice-Marhsal Maynard was appointed a Companion of the Bath for distinguished service as air officer in command of the Royal Air Force in the Mediterranean.

ADM 159/119/114
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Forster Herbert Martin Maynard, 1941
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVIII, Issue 23979, 31 May 1941, Page 9
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Apr 1917 1900 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5427) Albatros D.III (OOC) Fresnoy
2 14 Jun 1917 2056 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5479) Albatros D.III (DESF) NE of Ypres
3 13 Jul 1917 1025 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5479) C (DES) 1 E of Warneton
4 17 Jul 1917 1805 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5479) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 E of Messines
5 09 Aug 1917 0740 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6301) Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede
6 10 Aug 1917 0740 1N Sopwith Triplane (N534) Albatros D.V (OOC) Comines

1 Shared with FSL Anthony Spence, FSL Herbert Rowley
2 Shared with FSL E Anthony (N6296), FSL Cyril Ridley, FSL Herbert Rowley, FSL Cecil Brock, FSL G B G Scott (N5455), FSL H L Everitt (N6306), FSL Anthony Spence
 
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