Lieutenant Henry Meintjes received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 2385 on a Maurice Farman biplane at military school, Thetford on 2 January 1916 and was posted to 60 Squadron. After claiming four victories and becoming a flight commander, he was reassigned to 56 Squadron in April 1917. Scoring his final victories on the evening of 7 May 1917, Meintjes' patrol of S.E.5s encountered Jasta 11. In the battle that followed, Albert Ball was lost and Meintjes was wounded in the wrist while shooting down two Albatros D.IIIs. Meintjes later served with the South African Air Force, attaining the rank of Major.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950