In­debted To Of­fi­cer

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Read­ing your ar­ti­cle on the RAF’S 100th an­niver­sary, I was sur­prised to see that Mof­fat-born Hugh Dowd­ing was not men­tioned. Ap­pointed com­mand­ing of­fi­cer of Fighter Com­mand in 1936, he was one of the first to see the ca­pa­bil­ity of radar and the es­tab­lish­ment of the world’s first ground-con­trolled in­ter­cep­tion net­work. This was all put in place prior to the Bat­tle Of Bri­tain in 1940. If it were not for the fore­sight of Dowd­ing then we would al­most cer­tainly not have an RAF to cel­e­brate its 100th year. David Fyfe, Glas­gow

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