Douglas Austin Oliver

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Lieutenant-Commander Douglas Austin Oliver, O.B.E., D.S.C., R.N. (9 December, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1909.

An appointment to President, additional, dated 17 January, 1913 allowed Oliver to take an Aviation Course at Central Flying School. On 17 April, he became a Flying Officer at the Naval Flying School. On 12 June, he was sent to Cromarty Naval Air Station.

Oliver was appointed in command of Fort George Naval Air Station on 15 January, 1914 and promoted to the rank of Flight Commander on 1 July, 1914 and to the rank of Squadron Commander on 31 December, 1914.

On 28 February, 1916, he was transferred to take command of Yarmouth Air Station vice Ireland. On 25 April, he pursued the fleet which had bombarded Yarmouth and flew up and down the line of German ships, dropping bombs under intense anti-aircraft fire. He would be awarded a D.S.O. for his unit's performance. Oliver was re-appointed there when he was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 30 June, 1917.

On 31 October 1917, Oliver was appointed to the staff of the Commander in Chief, Coast of Scotland. Oliver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1917 and remained in Scotland until 5 February, 1918.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur Evans
Captain of H.M. T.B. 045
12 Jan, 1911[1] – 20 Feb, 1912
Succeeded by
Henry W. Foster


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 401a.