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Dowding

(ˈdaʊdɪŋ)
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(Biography) Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere, nicknamed Stuffy. 1882–1970, British air chief marshal. As commander in chief of Fighter Command (1936–40), he contributed greatly to the British victory in the Battle of Britain (1940)
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Noun1.Dowding - British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
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Sharon Liptrott The Battle of Britain's Architect of Deliverance, Hugh Dowding, will be honoured in his Dumfriesshire home town on Sunday.
Air Officer Commanding: Hugh Dowding, Architect of the Battle of Britain.
The man born this week (April 24) in 1882 arguably is, after Winston Churchill, the reason Great Britain survived World War II, for it was Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding who won the Battle of Britain, and, ironically, he did so in spite of, not because of, Churchill.
Thirty-two-year-old Christopher Dowding, from Dyffryn Avenue, Cyncoed, was found by his wife Melissa at their home on the morning of January 29.
LANCE-BOMBARDIER Ken Dowding has swapped the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan for a stint with the Ospreys this season.
A Swiss pumpmaking giant has put in a pounds 127.5 million offer to buy out the parent of Birmingham-based electrical equipment refurbishment firm Dowding & Mills.
New wind energy partnership aims to blow away production times for hubs, build a better blade with new technology MAG and Dowding combine forces to reduce production times of wind turbine hubs by more than 80 percent, bring automation to blade fabrication.
Before he took on Goering's Luftwaffe in 1940, Air Chief Marshal Hugh "Stuffy" Dowding had many battles with the Air Ministry as he tried to enforce his views on how to defend Britain.
Dowding of Fighter Command: Victor of the Battle of Britain.
Laxey Partners, the activist investor that once built a 9.5 per cent stake in the Birmingham industrial services company Dowding & Mills, is facing an unrelated criminal complaint from the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, known as the EBK.
Faced with a pounds 26 million pension deficit that would make it impossible to pay dividends for some years, the directors of Dowding & Mills have recommended a cash bid of 20p a share valuing the industrial maintenance company at pounds 30.8 million.
Birmingham industrial group Dowding & Mills has sold three of its electrical operations in Holland and Luxembourg to a newly formed company, AGW Benelux Holdings.