Fighter Command

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Channel Dash - British Response
... Boats of the Dover and Ramsgate flotillas under Ramsay's command were counterbalanced by the German flotilla of E-boats ... For various reasons, aircraft from the Fleet Air Arm, RAF Coastal Command and RAF Bomber Command were unable to provide an effective level of support ... ships were then spotted in the Channel by the pilots of two Spitfires of RAF Fighter Command, but as they were under strict orders not to break radio silence and had not been briefed to look for the ...
RAF Fighter Command Order Of Battle 1940 - Fighter Command
... RAF Fighter Command Headquarters was located at RAF Bentley Priory, near Stanmore in North London ...
Battle Of Britain Day - Forces Involved - RAF Forces
... On the evening of 14 September, Fighter Command could muster 269 Supermarine Spitfire and 533 Hawker Hurricane fighters ... The two vital groups could put up just over 500 fighters. 11 Group RAF had 310 fighters, including 92 Spitfires and 218 Hurricanes ...
Battle Of Britain Day - Background
... The impact of the German offensive on RAF airfields and Fighter Command is disputed ... It was thought the move would draw RAF Fighter Command up into a large, decisive battle ... of the Luftwaffe and its failure to destroy Fighter Command quickly ...
Battle Of Britain Day - Aftermath - Evaluation of The Day's Events
... In the two main engagements, the fighter losses had been about equal ... Fighter Command had had greater success against the afternoon attack rather than the morning assault, which it out numbered 21 ... The ratio of German fighters to bombers had been 31 in the morning but 51 in the afternoon, so there were more targets ...

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