Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding

(1882—1970) air force officer

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British Air Chief Marshal. As Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command (1936–40) Dowding organized the air defence that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in 1940. He was relieved of his post the same year in controversial circumstances and retired in 1942.

Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

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