Hugh Dowding


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Noun1.Hugh 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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The Battle of Britain's Architect of Deliverance, Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, will be honoured in his Dumfriesshire home town on Sunday.
RAF pilots under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding defend Britain from the might of the Luftwaffe.
Air Officer Commanding: Hugh Dowding, Architect of the Battle of Britain.
The plaque commemorating Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, the man who saved Britain in 1940, was fixed to an Edwardian house in Wimbledon in 2000, so it is sad to have to record that the London Borough of Merton allowed it to be demolished a decade later.
Others include the German Gerd von Rundstedt, the British Hugh Dowding, the Soviet Georgy Zhukov, the Japanese Isoroku Yamamoto, and the American Chester Nimitz.
RAF Fighter Command's chief Sir Hugh Dowding was ready - and 927 sorties were flown involving 600 aircrew.
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.
And no one did more to win the battle than two Scotsmen - radar pioneer Robert Watson-Watt and RAF Fighter Command chief Hugh Dowding
He also unveiled a bust of Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Fighter Command's leader, who Eileen recalls meeting in the filter rooms.
I take off Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding. He was in charge of RAF Fighter Command and won the Battle Of Britain."
They became "very involved" in spiritualism during the creative process after watching a movie about Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, the hero of the Battle of Britain who claimed to communicate with the ghosts of dead airmen.