On this day 24 May 1939
On this day 24 May 1939, with war only three months away, full control of the training, organisation and equipping of the Fleet Air Arm, which had been in RAF hands since 1918, was restored to the Admiralty. The transfer had been recommended by Sir Thomas Inskip in 1937. The RAF immediately demanded the return of all aircrew.
First Flag Officer Home Air Command is RA Bell Davies VC CB DSO AFC.