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Anti-Aircraft Command

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Anti-Aircraft Command (AA Command, or "Ack-Ack Command") was a British Army command of the Second World War that controlled the Territorial Army anti-aircraft artillery and searchlight formations and units defending the United Kingdom. [1]

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Air Defence of Great Britain

The Air Defence of Great Britain (ADGB) was a RAF command comprising substantial army and RAF elements responsible for the air defence of the British Isles.

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Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke

Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June 1963), was a senior officer of the British Army.

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Aldershot Garrison

Aldershot Garrison, also known as Aldershot Military Town, is a major garrison in South East England, located between Aldershot and Farnborough in Hampshire.

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Army Reserve (United Kingdom)

The Army Reserve is the active-duty volunteer reserve force and integrated element of the British Army.

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Auxiliary Territorial Service

The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS; often pronounced as an acronym) was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War.

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Baedeker Blitz

The Baedeker Blitz or Baedeker raids were a series of attacks by the Luftwaffe on English cities during the Second World War.

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Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain (Luftschlacht um England, literally "The Air Battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by Nazi Germany's air force, the Luftwaffe.

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Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory is an eighteenth to nineteenth century stately home and deer park in Stanmore on the northern edge of the Greater London area in the London Borough of Harrow.

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Bristol

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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British Army

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.

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Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital of, and largest city in, Wales, and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Charles Loewen

General Sir Charles Falkland Loewen, (17 September 1900 – 17 August 1986) was a Canadian born and educated soldier who became Adjutant-General to the Forces in the United Kingdom.

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Chester

Chester (Caer) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales.

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Christian Fraser-Tytler

Christian Helen Fraser-Tytler (née Christian Helen Shairp) (23 August 1897 – 1 July 1995) was a member of the Scottish Landed gentry and a senior officer in Britain's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during World War II.

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Command (military formation)

A command in military terminology is an organisational unit for which a military commander is responsible.

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Corps

Corps (plural corps; via French, from the Latin corpus "body") is a term used for several different kinds of organisation.

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Dunkirk evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.

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Frederick Alfred Pile

General Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, 2nd Baronet, (14 September 1884 – 14 November 1976) was a senior British Army officer who served in both World Wars.

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Geoffrey Thompson (British Army officer)

Lieutenant General Sir Geoffrey Stuart Thompson KBE CB DSO (1905–1983) was a senior British Army officer who became Military Secretary.

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Gwilym Ivor Thomas

General Sir Gwilym Ivor Thomas, (23 July 1893 – 29 August 1972) was a senior British Army officer who saw active service in both World Wars.

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Home Guard (United Kingdom)

The Home Guard (initially Local Defence Volunteers or LDV) was a defence organisation of the British Army during the Second World War.

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Hucknall Aerodrome

Hucknall Aerodrome is located north northwest of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England and west of Hucknall town.

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Humber

The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England.

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Joint Ground Based Air Defence Headquarters

The UK's Joint Ground Based Air Defence HQ or Jt GBAD is a joint (non-deployable), force generating formation under the operational command of Air Command, sitting under No.1 Group RAF.

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Maurice Chilton

Lieutenant General Sir Maurice (Somerville) Chilton KBE CB (11 January 1898 – 21 August 1956) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

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Military organization

Military organization or military organisation is the structuring of the armed forces of a state so as to offer military capability required by the national defense policy.

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Ministry of Home Security

The Ministry of Home Security was a British government department established in 1939 to direct national civil defence (primarily tasked with organising air raid precautions) during the Second World War.

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, from the North Sea.

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No. 10 Group RAF

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No. 11 Group RAF

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No. 12 Group RAF

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No. 13 Group RAF

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No. 14 Group RAF

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No. 9 Group RAF

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Nottingham

Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, north of London, in the East Midlands.

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Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire (pronounced or; abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

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Operation Diver

Operation Diver was the British codename for countermeasures against the V-1 flying bomb campaign launched by the German Luftwaffe in 1944 against London and other parts of Britain.

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II.

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Operation Steinbock

Baby Blitz or Operation Steinbock (Unternehmen Steinbock) was a strategic bombing campaign by the German air force (the Luftwaffe) during the Second World War.

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Otto Marling Lund

Lieutenant-General Sir Otto Marling Lund (28 November 1891 – 15 August 1956) was a senior British Army officer who served as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Anti-Aircraft Command.

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Peter Wykeham

Air Marshal Sir Peter Guy Wykeham KCB, DSO & Bar, OBE, DFC & Bar, AFC (13 September 1915 – 23 February 1995), born Peter Guy Wykeham-Barnes was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot and squadron commander, and a flying ace of the Second World War.

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RAF Balloon Command

Balloon Command was the Royal Air Force command which was responsible for controlling all the United Kingdom-based barrage balloon units during World War II.

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RAF Bomber Command

RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968.

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RAF Fighter Command

RAF Fighter Command was one of the commands of the Royal Air Force.

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Reading, Berkshire

Reading is a large, historically important minster town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town.

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Robert Whittaker (British Army officer)

Major-General Robert Frederick Edward Whittaker, CB, CBE, TD, (18 June 1894 – 17 February 1967) was a City of London banker and a senior officer in Britain's part-time Territorial Army (TA).

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Royal Pioneer Corps

The Royal Pioneer Corps was a British Army combatant corps used for light engineering tasks.

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Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England.

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Solent

The Solent is the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England.

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The Blitz

The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.

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Uxbridge

Uxbridge is a town in west London, England, and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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Warrington

Warrington is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey, east of Liverpool, and west of Manchester.

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William Wyndham Green

Lieutenant General Sir William Wyndham Green KBE CB DSO MC (15 May 1887 – 12 November 1979) was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Anti-Aircraft Command.

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Women's Royal Army Corps

The Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC; sometimes pronounced acronymically as, a term unpopular with its members) was the corps to which all women in the British Army belonged from 1949 to 1992, except medical, dental and veterinary officers and chaplains (who belonged to the same corps as the men), the Ulster Defence Regiment which recruited women from 1973, and nurses (who belonged to Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps).

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yorkshire

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.

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1 Anti-Aircraft Corps (United Kingdom)

1 Anti-Aircraft Corps (1 AA Corps) was a high-level formation of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Command from 1940 to 1942.

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10th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 10th Anti-Aircraft Division (10th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.

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11th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 11th Anti-Aircraft Division (11th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.

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12th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 12th Anti-Aircraft Division (12th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.

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1st Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 1st Anti-Aircraft Division (1st AA Division) was an Air Defence formation of the British Army before and during the early years of World War II.

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2 Anti-Aircraft Corps (United Kingdom)

2 Anti-Aircraft Corps (2 AA Corps) was a high-level formation of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Command from 1940 to 1942.

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2nd Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 2nd Anti-Aircraft Division (2nd AA Division) was an Air Defence formation of the British Army from 1935 to 1942.

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3 Anti-Aircraft Corps (United Kingdom)

3 Anti-Aircraft Corps (3 AA Corps) was a high-level formation of Britain's Anti-Aircraft Command from 1940 to 1942.

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3rd Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 3rd Anti-Aircraft Division was an air defence formation of the Territorial Army, part of the British Army, created in the period of tension before the outbreak of World War II.

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4th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 4th Anti-Aircraft Division (4th AA Division) was an air defence formation of Britain's Territorial Army, created in the period of tension before the outbreak of World War II.

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5th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 5th Anti-Aircraft Division (5th AA Division) was an air defence formation of Britain's Territorial Army, created in the period of tension before the outbreak of World War II.

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6th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 6th Anti-Aircraft Division (6th AA Division) was an air defence formation created within Anti-Aircraft Command of Britain's Territorial Army just before World War II.

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7th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 7th Anti-Aircraft Division was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.

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8th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 8th Anti-Aircraft Division (8th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the early years of World War II.

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9th Anti-Aircraft Division (United Kingdom)

The 9th Anti-Aircraft Division (9th AA Division) was an air defence formation of the British Army during the middle years of World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Aircraft_Command

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