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Dowding, Hugh

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Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊdɪŋ
 
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Definition of Dowding, Hugh in English:

Baron ( 1882–1970), British Marshal of the RAF; full name Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British air defence forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

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