Egbert Cadbury
Air Commodore
Air Commodore
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 Sir Egbert Cadbury DSC
Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)
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Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)
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 (1893—1967) was a First World War pilot who shot down two Zeppelin
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s over the North Sea
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: L21 on 28 November 1916, and L70 on 6 August 1918: the latter while flying a De Havilland DH.4 with Robert Leckie
Robert Leckie (aviator)
Air Marshal Robert Leckie CB, DSO, DSC, DFC, CD was a Canadian aviation pioneer and Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1944 to 1947.- First World War service :...

 as Observer/Gunner.

The son of George Cadbury
George Cadbury
George Cadbury was the third son of John Cadbury, a Quaker who founded Cadbury's cocoa and chocolate company.-Background:...

 and Dame Elizabeth Cadbury
Elizabeth Cadbury
Dame Elizabeth Mary Cadbury, DBE , was an English philanthropist and wife of George Cadbury, the chocolate manufacturer.-Early life:...

 he was educated at Leighton Park School
Leighton Park School
Leighton Park School is a co-educational Quaker independent school for both day and boarding pupils. It is situated in the large town of Reading in Berkshire, in South East England...

 and Trinity College, Cambridge
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. He went on to become managing director of Cadbury Brothers Ltd
Cadbury Schweppes
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, the predecessor of Cadbury Schweppes
Cadbury Schweppes
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After the First World War Cadbury Brothers Ltd undertook a financial merger with J. S. Fry & Sons
J. S. Fry & Sons
J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family.This business moved through several names and hands before ending up as J. S. Fry & Sons.- History :*circa 1759 — Joseph Fry starts making chocolate...

 and Egbert Cadbury joined the Fry side of the business. Along with Cecil Roderick Fry
Cecil Roderick Fry
Cecil Roderick Fry was a member of the Fry family who ran the J. S. Fry & Sons confectionery business after World War I....

 he was instrumental in the relocation and of the Bristol
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 operations of Fry from Union Street to Somerdale Garden City
Somerdale Factory
Somerdale was a chocolate factory located in Keynsham near Bristol in south west England. It was the home of a Cadbury plc's production facility, and was originally built by the Fry family when they expanded through consolidation of a number of existing facilities located in the centre of...

. This transfer took eleven years and production was gradually transferred as the modern blocks were erected. It was finally completed in 1935. At its height the Somerdale workforce was in excess of 5,000. Sir Egbert retired from Cadbury in 1963 and died in 1967.

His eldest son Peter Cadbury
Peter Cadbury
Peter Egbert Cadbury was a British entrepreneur.He was the son of Sir Egbert Cadbury, a World War I flying ace and managing director of Cadbury Brothers, the chocolate enterprise...

 was a successful businessman, setting up Westward Television
Westward Television
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 in England
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