In the PAM, Sir Arthur Dowding is the Admiral responsible for FAA aircraft as posted upthread. ITTL the FAA has a very different mix of aircraft than OTL, there was no Sea Gladiator, the FAA went strait for the Folland Frigate fighter, The Skua remains as a DB but gained the Pelides Engine, The Swordfish, is doing what Stringbags do, The OTL Albacore was still born, instead the FAA got a torpedo carrying version of the OTL Fulmar/Battle and finally the Fairey Barracuda is about to enter service sport the 2,200hp Fairey Monarch engine. So ITTL the Barracuda will not be an underpowered liability but a pretty 'kickass' TBR that will set the standard in 1941. However all of that is for a different time line!!!!