14 Jul 1936
  • Hugh Dowding was appointed the first commander-in-chief of the British RAF Fighter Command. In this role, he was also in charge of the Anti-Aircraft Command, the Balloon Command, and the Observer Corps. ww2dbase [Hugh Dowding | CPC]
  • The H6K flying boat took its first flight. ww2dbase [H6K | AC]
United Kingdom
  • RAF Fighter Command's Headquarters moved from RAF Uxbridge to Bentley Priory in England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [England | AC]
  • The British Royal Air Force was reorganised to reflect the demands of expansion. The RAF would now consist of four distinctive commands (Bomber, Fighter, Coastal and Air Training) each with their own service responsibilities. ww2dbase [AC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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