Lord Dowding Memorial
A Service of Dedication Booklet
Multi-Signed by Ten of 'The Few'
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Lord Dowding Memorial Service of Dedication Booklet
Tunbridge Wells ~ 4th October 1987
Signed by 10 Battle of Britain pilots who attended the event
Donald B Ogilvie ~ 601 Squadron
Thomas R Thomson ~ 213 Squadron
Roy Dutton ~ 145 Squadron
Mike Ingle-Finch ~ 151/56/607 Squadrons
Ivor Cosby ~ 72/610 Squadrons
John Fleming ~ 605 Squadron
Edward Wolfe ~ 219/141 Squadrons
Derek Dowding ~ 74 Squadron
Boleslaw Drobinski ~ 65 Squadron
Frank Usmar ~ 41 Squadron
An A5 sized card comprising 4 sides and with an Order of Proceedings printed inside.
It comes with a leaflet describing Dowding’s achievements and how the Memorial came about. Squadron Leader Ogilvie was a member of the Memorial Committee and suggested the concluding words of the inscription: ‘Our Freedom – His Memorial’
Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding, GCB, GCVO, CMG (24 April 1882 – 15 February 1970) served as a fighter pilot and then as commanding officer of No. 16 Squadron during the First World War. During the inter-war years he became Air Officer Commanding Fighting Area, Air Defence of Great Britain and then joined the Air Council as Air Member for Supply and Research. He was Commander-in-Chief of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.
An unusual Battle of Britain booklet with a nice collection of signatures, some quite scarce.