Hugh Dowding claret plaque in Tunbridge Wells

Air Chief Marshal
Lord Dowding
1882 - 1970
Commander-in-Chief
RAF Fighter Command 1936-1940
and during the Battle of Britain
lived here
1968 - 1970

Air Chief Marshal Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG (24 April 1882 – 15 February 1970) was a British officer in the Royal Air Force. He was the commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, and is generally credited with playing a crucial role in Britain's defence, and hence, the defeat of Hitler's plan to invade Britain.

Source: dbpedia

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