Events occurring on Tuesday, July 14, 1936  
  The Royal Air Force  
  The Air Council decided to reorganize the Air Defence of Great Britain into four specialized Commands: Bomber - commanded by Air Marshal Sir John Steel at Uxbridge, Fighter - commanded by Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding at Stanmore, Coastal - commanded by Air Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore at Lee-on-Solent, and Training - commanded by Air Marshal Sir Charles Burnett at Ternhill. Under this system, the individual Air Officers Commanding were responsible for the planning and development of their Command, while the Chief of the Air Staff remained in overall control of operational policy. This new organization was the result of the RAF expansion program to keep up with the Luftwaffe.  
   
  11 Group became the first RAF Fighter Command group formed, with the responsibility for the air defense of southern England, including London.  
     
   
  July 1936 Calendar  
   
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