Dowding and “The Few”

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Click to enlarge image Some of the Battle of Britain “few”, photographed during a reunion with Air Chief Marshal Dowding (standing in the middle ...

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Some of the Battle of Britain “few”, photographed during a reunion with Air Chief Marshal Dowding (standing in the middle of the group), probably during late 1942, after Dowding’s retirement. Names from left or right:

  • Sqn/Ldr. A. Bartley
  • W/Cdr D. F. B. Sheen
  • W/Cdr I. R. Gleed
  • W/Cdr M. Aitken
  • W/Cdr A.G. Malan
  • Sqn/Ldr. A. C. Deere
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding
  • F/O E. C. Henderson
  • anonymous assistant WAAF
  • F/Lt R. H. Hillary
  • W/Cdr J. A. Kent
  • W/Cdr. C. B. F. Kingcome
  • Sqn/Ldr D H. Watkins
  • W/O R. H. Cretton

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