By Colin Downes
It is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air strength in struggle and peace in the course of a profession in army and civil aviation protecting a part century. The textual content is full of own stories, memories and impressions and is written in 4 elements. half One covers the years resulting in the author's commencement and the successful of his RAF Wings. this can be through action-packed tales of flying propeller-driven combatants, Spitfires and Mustangs, in the course of and simply after the second one global battle. the writer then tells of his detailed reviews of front-line fighter operations while he flew jets with the USA Air strength in the course of the Korean conflict. the ultimate bankruptcy covers the rest of his RAF provider flying until eventually retirement.
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