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  • Swift to Battleby Tom Docherty

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 9.99

    This first of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with firsthand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew.Having been first established in 1917 the squadron was disbanded in February 1918.... more...

  • Royal Air Force 1918 to 1939by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 8.99

    The inter-war years between 1918 and 1939 saw the newly created Royal Air Force fighting for its very existence politically, being dispatched to the remotest corners of the British Empire and its Protectorates in various policing roles and then finally engaged in a headlong rush to modernize in the face of the new German Fascist regime that was threatening... more...

  • British Army Aviation in Actionby Tim Ripley

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 5.99

    The British Army is the UK’s second largest operator of military aircraft, fielding more than 300 armed helicopters, fixed wing surveillance aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Its aviation units have been in the forefront of UK combat air operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan between 1999 and 2010.HRH Prince Harry was recently awarded... more...

  • Upward and Onwardby Bob Cossey

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 8.99

    John Howe started his flying career in the postwar South African Air Force, learning to fly on Tiger Moths, Harvards and Spitfires. He was posted to No 2 Squadron SAAF and sent to Korea to fly with South Africa’s contribution to the war in support of the UN forces. There he flew the Mustang F-51D fighter-bombers in front-line action during his... more...

  • Royal Air Force Handbook 1939-1945by David Wragg

    The History Press 2007; US$ 36.46

    Formed in 1918 from the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force was the first fully autonomous military air arm in the world. This book talks about RAF and the vital part it played in World War II. It looks at its structure, from the Air Ministry and the Chief of Air Staff down to squadron level. more...

  • By the Skin of my Teethby Colin Downes

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 5.99

    This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions and is written in four parts. Part One covers the years leading to the author's graduation and the winning of his RAF Wings. This... more...

  • The Influence of Air Power Upon Historyby Walter J. Boyne

    Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 8.99

    The Influence of Air Power upon History makes a startlingly new analysis of the far-reaching implications flight has had on warfare, politics, diplomacy, technology and mass culture. Author Walter Boyne examines the application of air power from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the current era of space warfare and postulates some new and... more...

  • Wingsby Patrick Bishop

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Royal Air Force is synonymous with its heroic achievements in the summer of 1940, when Winston Churchill's "famous few"?the Hurricane and Spitfire pilots of RAF Fighter Command?held Göering's Luftwaffe at bay in the Battle of Britain, thereby changing the course of the war. For much of the 20th century, warplanes were fixed in the world's imagination,... more...

  • The Illusion Of Victoryby Bickerton Ian; Ian Bickerton

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 26.65

    The Illusion of Victory demonstrates that most of the rewards of victory in modern warfare are either exaggerated or false. When the ostensible benefits of victory are examined a generation after a war, it becomes inescapably evident that the defeated belligerent rarely conforms to the demands and expectations of the victor. Consequently, long-term... more...

  • The Royal Air Force - Volume 2by Ian Philpott

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 10.99

    Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still... more...