Dowding's Farewell Message to RAF Fighter Command
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ww2dbaseMy dear Fighter Boys,
In sending you this my last message, I wish I could say all that is in my heart. I cannot hope to surpass the simple eloquence of the Prime Minister's words, "Never before has so much been owed by so many to so few." The debt remains and will increase.
In saying goodbye to you I want you to know how continually you have been in my thoughts, and that, though our direct communication may be severed, I may yet be able to help you in your gallant fight.
Goodbye to you and God bless you all.
Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding November 24th 1940 ww2dbase
Stephen Bungay, Our Most Dangerous Enemy
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