Schofield, Alfred 1904

Alfred Schofield was born in Newton Heath, Manchester in 1904. After completing his general education, he went on to study engineering at technical college in Manchester. He went on to work for A.V. Roe & Co Ltd where he gained experience as a tool maker in the machine shop before going on to work as a draughtsman. From 1943 onwards, he was Technical Liaison Engineer on Interchangeability for aircraft parts manufactured by A.V. Roe & Co Ltd during the Second World War. Interchangeability became important during the war by improving production times and helping to replaced damaged sections on aircraft more efficiently.

He left A.V. Roe & Co Ltd in 1949 to work as a consulting engineer running his own business and for a company involved in the designing of dry-cleaning and air extraction equipment.