The underground bunker at Kenton Bar was used by Fighter Command.
What does FC stand for?
FC stands for Fighter Command
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We have 108 other meanings of FC in our Acronym Attic
- Field Change
- Field Circular
- Field Command
- Field Controller
- Field Coordinator (various organizations)
- Field Craft
- Fielder's Choice (baseball)
- Fielding Command
- Fight Club (movie)
Samples in periodicals archive:
The decision followed recommendations of a review of military decorations by former diplomat Sir John Holmes, who also concluded that bomber commands had been treated "inconsistently" with their fighter command counterparts.
Mr North's argument may be simply put: the real battle of Britain was much bigger than the RAF's action; that action was exaggerated then and later through 'statistical manipulation'; by both sides' airforces; the Blitz carried on for months after the mythical 'battle' ended; there were other 'heroes' such as the crews which manned the colliers which brought essential coal to London (their losses were far greater than the RAF's); terrible damage was done by the Nazis miles away from the South-East; much German action was directed at sea trade, not at the RAF on land; and finally, Bomber and Coastal commands along with the Fleet Air Arm all played roles as important as the much lauded Fighter Command and so too did the RNLI, the Royal Navy, the Observer Corps and on and on.
The availability to Fighter Command of a fighter control system based on a chain of radar stations was a vital factor too, as well as the sheer quality of the Spitfire and Hurricane and the aggressiveness, courage and determination of the aircrews.
More than 200 rescue vessels were sunk and Fighter Command lost 100 planes.
So, if we do not need an RAF Fighter Command, do we need all of the command structure of the RAF itself?
Some 544 personnel from Fighter Command died in the bitter air battle that raged throughout the summer of 1940.
Geoffrey survived in Fighter Command - where life expectancy for a Spitfire pilot was just four weeks - until August 1941, having been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross the previous month.