Neville Florian Usborne
Wing Commander Neville Florian Usborne, (27 February, 1883 – 21 February, 1916) served in the Royal Navy. A very clever man, Usborne managed to be active in submarines, wireless and aviation before being killed in an accident in 1916.
Life & Career
Usborne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1903.
On 1 October 1913, he was appointed in command of Naval Airship No. 3.
Usborne was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 1 July, 1914.
On 21 October 1914, he was appointed in command of Naval Airship No. 8.
Usborne died alongside De Courcy Wyndor Plunkett Ireland in a wartime experiment to launch a fighter plane from airship AP.1 as a defence against Zeppelin attacks.
|In Command, Kingsnorth Airship Station
1 Apr, 1914 – 13 Aug, 1915
Harold L. Woodcock
- Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1907. Wireless Appendix pp. 63-6.
- The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 431d.