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One of my heroes is the Nobel-prize winning physicist PMS Blackett, who, during the war, applied statistics to combat situations. His transfer, at the low point in the Battle of the Atlantic, from the Air Ministry to Coastal Command, prompted Fighter Command to say they were 'losing their wizard'.