View Full Version : Seeking Mr Chad

01-26-2010, 08:46 AM
I'm looking for actual photographic images -- not a drawing on some website -- of the famous Mr Chad of WWII fame. Chad is thought by some to be the precursor of the "Kilroy was here" caricature. Originally drawn by the artist George Edward Chatterton, Chad first appeared in 1938 on a poster for a dance at RAF Cardington Bedfordshire in England.

Later at RAF Farnborough and RAF Little Rissington in 1938/1939, Chatterton designed and drew posters which used Chad as a memory aid to remind servicemen and RAF personnel to return tools and equipment from where they came (these posters were somtimes altered to suit the sections in which they were displayed, e.g.: in the aircraft electrical sections one eye was altered to a - and the other eye to a + to denote negative and positive current).

Lastly, it has been reported that Chad appeared on the fuselage of a glider during Operation Market Garden asking "Wot! No engines?".

Any help would be greatly appreciated.