Air Commodore H D O'Neill (09221)


Henry Dunboyne              b: 28 Jun 1894               r: 19 Dec 1945                     d: 9 Jan 1975

CBE - 1 Jan 1946, AFC - 3 Jun 1919.

(Army):- 2 Lt (P): 13 Apr 1915, Lt: xx xxx xxxx.

(RAF):- Lt: 1 Apr 1918, Fg Off: 1 Aug 1919, Flt Lt: 1 Jan 1923, Sqn Ldr: 11 Mar 1931, Wg Cdr: 1 Jan 1937, (T) Gp Capt: 1 Mar 1940, Gp Capt: 14 Apr 1942 [1 Mar 1940], Act A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, (T) A/Cdre: xx xxx xxxx, A/Cdre: Retained.

13 Apr 1915:         Officer, 3rd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

 6 Jan 1917:            Flying Officer, RFC.

22 Oct 1917:          Pilot, No 45 Sqn, RFC.

29 Jul 1918:            ?

14 Apr 1919:          Pilot, No 100 Sqn.

 1 Aug 1919:           Granted a Short Service Commission in the rank of Flying Officer (gazetted 1 Mar 1921)

 9 May 1921:          Pilot, No 207 Sqn.

11 Aug 1921:          Test pilot, Experimental Section, RAE.

 5 Mar 1924:          Appointed to Permanent Commission in the RAF in the rank of Flight Lieutenant. 

12 Feb 1926:          Staff, Aircraft Depot, India.

 5 Jan 1927:            Staff, HQ No 1 (Indian) Wing.

 1 Nov 1928:          Staff, HQ No 1 (Indian) Group.

 8 Oct 1929:           Flight Commander, No 100 Sqn.

20 Jan 1930:          Attended RAF Staff College.

20 Dec 1930:         Officer Commanding, No 29 Sqn.

 6 Sep 1933:           Air Staff, Directorate of Operations and Intelligence.

11 Feb 1937:          Air Staff, HQ British Forces in Iraq.

xx Jun 1940:           Officer Commanding, RAF Sutton Bridge/6 OTU.

20 Aug 1940:          Group Captain Air Training, HQ Fighter Command

 4 Aug 1941:           Deputy Director of Operational Training.

17 Nov 1943:          ?

xx xxx 1944:            Director of Accident Prevention.

He was the first Director of Accident Prevention.

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