Picture: Wellington bomber at the RAF Museum Cosford.
On 22nd February 1942, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris took over his new appointment as the Air Officer Commanding Bomber Command. One of the most controversial figures of World War II, Harris turned Bomber Command into the offensive force that had for so long been the dream of RAF commanders.
RAF High Wycombe, situated at Naphill in Buckinghamshire, is the home of the Royal Air Force’s HQ Air Command. It was formed on 1 April 2007, when the RAF’s Personnel and Training Command and Strike Command merged.