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- n. A rank in the Royal Air Force (and other Commonwealth air forces) above Squadron Leader and below Group Captain.
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One Tempest wing alone, under the command of Wing Commander Poland Beaumont, was credited with destroying more than six hundred of these dangerous missiles.
Listen to Wing Commander R.R. Stanford Tuck, D.S.O.,
This was "service" with a vengeance and Wing Commander Tuck, who flew with him a number of times, still remembers the respect he had for him as man and pilot.
Fighter Command had provided sixty Hurricanes and their pilots who trained under Wing Commander Kirk at the new Merchant Ship Fighter Unit at Speke.