Henry Austin Probert was born on 23 December 1926 in Cheadle, Cheshire. He read modern history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, before joining the RAF, initially as his national service. He was granted a temporary commission as a pilot officer in the Education Branch on 4 November 1948.
After retiring from the Air Force, Probert served as Head of the Air Historical Branch from 1978 to 1989. Both during and after his RAF career, Probert wrote several books concerning RAF history, most notably Bomber Harris: His Life and Times which was published in 2001.
- The London Gazette: . 26 November 1948. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- telegraph.co.uk - obituary
- The Times - obituary
- Liverpool Daily Post - Obituaries - Air Commodore Henry Probert
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1978 – 1989
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