Edward Maitland Maitland

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Air Commodore Edward Maitland Maitland, C.M.G., D.S.O., A.F.C., Royal Air Force (21 February, 1880 – 23 August, 1921) was for a decade the leading proponent of lighter-than-air aircraft in Great Britain. Commissioned into the army, he experimented with balloons and early airships before joining the Royal Naval Air Service before finally becoming an "Air Officer" in command of airships of the Royal Air Force.


  • "An Airship Pioneer" (News). The Times. Thursday, 25 August, 1921. Issue 42808, col B, pg. 10.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
In Command, Pulham Airship Station
1916 – 1917
Succeeded by
Frederick L. M. Boothby