Edward Alexander Dimsdale Masterman

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Group Captain Edward Alexander Dimsdale Masterman, C.M.G., C.B.E., A.F.C., R.N., R.A.F. (15 April, 1880 – ) served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Air Service.

Life & Career

The son of a banker, Masterman gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Masterman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1900

Masterman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1910.

Masterman received the Certificate of Aero Club de France in 1912 and on 7 May was placed on the books of Actæon, additional, for command of the Naval Airship Section of the Royal Flying Corps.

He received a certificate as a Russian Interpreter in June 1913.

Masterman was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 1 July, 1914.

Masterman was sent to Barrow-in-Furness in March 1916 and promoted to the rank of Wing Captain on 30 June, 1916.

Masterman was granted the acting rank of Captain on 14 July, 1917.

Masterman was granted the permanent commission as Group Captain, R.A.F. on 1 August, 1919.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin R. Keppel
Captain of H.M. T.B. 42
10 Jul, 1900
Succeeded by
Hubert E. Dannreuther
Preceded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
15 Jul, 1909[1] – 16 Feb, 1911
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
Cecil R. Nicholl
Captain of H.M.S. Rocket
16 Feb, 1911[2] – 12 Apr, 1911
Succeeded by
Forster D. Arnold-Forster
Preceded by
Henry P. Ritchie
Captain of H.M.S. Lyra
1 Mar, 1912[3] – 7 Sep, 1912[Inference]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. W. Davidson
Preceded by
Frederick L. M. Boothby
In Command, Barrow-in-Furness Airship Station
1 Mar, 1916 – Oct, 1917
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 392.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 368.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 342.