Apr. 24, 1882 Moffat Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Feb. 15, 1970 Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent, England
British Air Chief Marshal. A Royal Air Force leader during World War II, he was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Fighter Command at the time of the Battle of Britain. With his foresight in building up Fighter Command during the two world wars and his strategy and firmness during battle, he was responsible more than any other one man for the successful defense of Great Britain in 1940.