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Thursday, 5 February 2009

Air Chief Marshall

Hugh Dowding a controversial chap, who stood up to authority, cared about his men, referring to them as his 'chicks'. He was accredited with winning the Battle of Britain and knighted for his efforts. Later in life he became out spoken on spiritualism believing he was reincarnated and spoke to dead RAF pilots in his sleep.

14 comments:

lunarossa said...

Great photo, Mo. I learn something new every day through your posts. Thanks. Snowing here in Yorkshire as well. When will it stop? Ciao. Antonella

Marc said...

Quite a story and very nice snowy picture. Probably not too often you get to shoot scenes like this in London, so nice to see it here.

B Squared said...

I guess life seemed pretty ordinary after the War ended. It's OK to talk to dead pilots but when they begin to speak you...

Sharon said...

He doesn't seem to be letting the cold and snow bother him in this incarnation.

JM said...

Great composition! Good to know he's not cold! :-)))

/t. said...

i'd be
uncomfortable
working for a man
who viewed me as his chick

nice picture, tho i'd have positioned just another foot or so right to leave some space between the figure and the buiding

/t.

Eveningson said...

I agree with /t. about the photo and the chick business. Dowding was a monstrous man in my books. But monstrous men are sometimes needed.

Kris said...

The weather is an appropriate accompaniment. Lovely image.

Megan said...

Wow that's a great picture. The tree especially.

Babooshka said...

Always learning. Nicely done.

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