Ryan22 wrote: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.
Reading this at the moment,just finished the John Peters section about training to fly with nukes.
Interesting and sobering to read, after they all had been evaluated on readiness and timings and millions of other things,once they took off the ex ended.
All the crews knew that there was nothing to come back to,everything would have been turned to dust.They also knew they probably would'nt have returned anyway.