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Air Vice Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory (centre), Commander-in-Chief of the Fighter Command, with his staff in April 1943.

RAF Fighter Command

Fighter Command was one of three functional commands – along with Bomber Command and Coastal Command – of the Royal Air Force. It was formed in 1936 to allow more specialised control of fighter aircraft.


Photo: Air Vice Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory (centre), Commander-in-Chief of Fighter Command, with his staff in April 1943. (Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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