Harris, Sir Arthur Travers

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Harris, Sir Arthur Travers,

1892–1984, British marshal of the Royal Air Force (RAF). In World War I, he served for a time in German West Africa before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in France. Prominent in the RAF from its beginning, he was chief of the bomber command (1942–45) and proponent of the saturation bombing tactics used against German targets. He was made marshal of the RAF in 1945 and was created baronet in 1953.
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Trained at the West Warwickshire club in Olton by the fearsome Bomber Harris, he won six British Opens between 1967 and 1973 and his rivalry with Australia's Geoff Hunt his successor as world No 1 was part of the legend.
Paul Nicholls, trainer of Pistolet Noir and Our Bomber Harris "Pistolet Noir has been disappointing.
Bomber Harris, the great organiser of thousand-bomber raids, was displeased because lucky bomber crews who managed to return to base and survive the war never received special medals.
Our Bomber Harris can hit the target for champion trainer Paul Nicholls in the Fredericks Foundation Beginners' Chase.
Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh enjoyed a successful afternoon as Our Bomber Harris (6-5 favourite) and Bold Policy (3-1) gave the trainer/jockey combination a double.
The striker, better known as Bomber Harris at the New Den, has now fired in 108 goals for the club - three short of Sheringham's haul.
It has to be to our advantage that Bomber Harris and Scott Nicholls are both riding on their home track and I had a few years at Coventry myself.
When the raids on Berlin failed to produce the desired result, Bomber Harris then resorted to a psychological blow at Nuremberg where the Nazi party had come to power.
I AM incensed by the continual castigation of Bomber Harris over the bombing of Germany.
The Victor Dartnall team are slowly finding their form again following an enforced break in the new year due to a viral problem, and Giles Cross, partnered by Christian Williams, carried on the good work when seeing off Our Bomber Harris in the 2m7f novice hurdle.
Bomber Harris splits the Wolves pairing of Billy Hamill (left) and Peter Karlsson in the final heat at Btandon on Friday to give Bees victory over Wolves.
Only in Britain were Bomber Harris and his men reviled for doing their best to shorten a war which was killing people who were not aggressors but the victims of aggression.