Alfred Woodhall was one of the 19 RM Officers who volunteered for the FAA under AP.O. 1058/24. He proved to be a very able pilot and was awarded a Special Distinction on passing out on completion of training.
He served in Torpedo Squadrons in Furious. Eagle and Courageous and whilst serving in the latter in 464 Flight was Specially Commended by C in C Mediterranean for Air Operations in Palestine August to September 1929.
He transferred to the R.A.F at his own request on 1 August 1930 as also did "Wings" Day. Little is known of his R.A.F service except that he returned to the F.A.A in 1937 when he commanded 824 Sqdn in Eagle as a Squadron Leader R.A.F.
He also commanded R.A.F Duxford in 1940 and it is believed that he was a Controller in the Battle of Britain.
He retired after World War II with the W/S rank of Group Captain