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Finally read 'A Higher Call' then 'Wings on my Sleeve' and can gladly state that they are both excellent reads especially if read in that order.
Have you read 'Sigh For A Merlin'? If you liked Wings On My Sleeve you'll like that too.
In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.
- Location: London/Kent
Highy recommend "The First Heroes" the Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raid by Craig Nelson. Read it whilst in Iraq when there was nothing else to do at night. So good I read it twice back to back.
- Location: N Scotland
Picked up a copy of 'Buccaneer Boys' at the weekend from The Works in Grimsby priced at £7.00
I'm sure they will be available at their other outlets as well.
I also see they are available online at that price plus postage if anyone is interested.
(not started reading it yet).
- Location: Humberston, NE LINCS
I picked up 'Tornado Boys' by Ian Hall and like the 'Lightning/Jaguar/Buccaneer etc Boys' titles, it is excellent. Done in a chronological format starting with the development flights through to fairly recent operations, the accounts from various pilots/WSOs/ground crew give a broad experience of the amazing Tonka and life on their relative squadrons. Some cracking photos to marvel at too. Well worth a read.
Would also recommend 'Tornado Boys'- an excellent book! Has probably been mentioned before but I'd recommend 'Airshow' by Graham Hurley.
Middle Wallop Gazelle Fly-In
Weston Super Mare
- Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
just finished reading The Fighting Cocks, an excellent read ,especially WW!, no armour,gyro sights, Sidewinder etc, along with
osprey;s 43 sqn great stuff
I have just re-read 'Fate is the Hunter' by Ernest K Gann. "This is not a war story - and yet it is. Any tale in which the protagonists are so seriously threatened they may lose their lives demands an enemy capable of destruction."
Probably one of the three best books about flying ever written, along with St Exupéry's 'Wind, Sand and Stars' and 'Sagittarius Rising' by Cecil Lewis.
- Location: Vale of Clwyd
I can highly recommend 'None Braver' by Michael Hirch.
A fantastic read that's well written and pretty inspiring too.
- Location: East Sussex
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