As per Steve's request here is the uniform of Ashmore. He was very small and his nickname was 'splashmore' because if he was
larger he would splashmore. When the Germans began bombing London with the Gotha's and Zeppelins he was called back from the front and tasked with stopping the attacks. He founded the Royal Observer Corps and designed the techniques used to intercept enemy aircraft. He also designed the filter room which was used during WWI and more famously during the Battle of Britain. When WWII began all Dowding had to do was plug the radar systems into the WWI system and he was up and running.