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Patrick Playfair

Air Marshal Sir Patrick Henry Lyon Playfair KBE CB CVO MC RAF (22 November 1889 – 23 November 1974) was a commander in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War and a senior commander in the Royal Air Force until his retirement during the Second World War. [1]

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Air marshal

Air marshal (Air Mshl or AM) is a three-star air-officer rank which originated in and continues to be used by the Royal Air Force.

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Alan John Lance Scott

Group Captain Alan John Lance Scott CB MC AFC (1884-16 January 1922) was an officer in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force during World War I and the following years.

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Central Flying School

The Central Flying School (CFS) is the Royal Air Force's primary institution for the training of military flying instructors.

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Charles Breese

Air Vice Marshal Charles Dempster Breese CB AFC RAF (23 April 1889 – 5 March 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy and a senior officer in the Royal Air Force in the first half of the 20th century.

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Commander-in-chief

A commander-in-chief is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces.

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Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF; Devanāgarī: भारतीय वायु सेना, Bharatiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.

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J. F. C. Fuller

Major-General John Frederick Charles "Boney" Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO (September 1, 1878 – February 10, 1966) was a British Army officer, military historian, and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorizing principles of warfare.

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John Frederick Andrews Higgins

Air Marshal Sir John Frederick Andrews Higgins KCB, KBE, DSO, AFC, RAF (1 September 1875 – 1 June 1948) was a senior officer in the Royal Flying Corps, serving as a brigade commander from 1915 to 1918.

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket is a market town in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London.

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No. 1 Group RAF

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No. 3 Group RAF

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No. 8 Squadron RAF

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Order of the Bath

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (formerly the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the "order of chivalry of British democracy", rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the Civil Service.

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RAF Advanced Air Striking Force

Before the Second World War it had been agreed between the United Kingdom and France that in case of war, the light bomber force of the Royal Air Force would move to airfields within France from which it could operate against targets in Nazi Germany.

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Reginald Bacon

Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon (6 September 1863 – 9 June 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy noted for his technical abilities.

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Richard Peirse

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse (30 September 1892 – 5 August 1970) was a senior Royal Air Force commander.

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Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.

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Royal Flying Corps

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the air arm of the British Army before and during the First World War, until it merged with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.

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Royal Victorian Order

The Royal Victorian Order (Ordre royal de Victoria) is a dynastic order of knighthood recognising distinguished personal service to the monarch of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms or to members of the monarch's family, or to any viceroy of the monarch.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Playfair

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