Well - illustrated with many photographs and maps, this beautiful book is a comprehensive record of the movement and equipment of all R.A.F. Squadrons and their antecedents since 1912.
||31 x 22 x 3 cm
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||Slightly damaged dust jacket
||1 895310 053 6
|Etat du livre
||Wing Commander C.G. Jefford M.B.E. R.A.F.
||Airlife Publishing Ltd.
R.A.F. Squadrons is a major new reference work which for the first time accurately and comprehensively records the historical details of the R.A.F.'s basic fighting formations - its Squadron. The book also covers in detail the movements and operations of :
- the units of the R.F.C. and R.N.A.S., the predecessors of the R.A.F.
- the Allied and Commonwealth Squadrons fully integrated into the R.A.F.'s wartime command structure.
- the flying units of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
- the jointly - manned Army / R.A.F. A.O.P. Squadrons prior to 1957.
Twelve appendices serve as a unique reference point, with two of them, one keyed by aircraft type, the other by location, providing essential cross - references to the listing of each squadron's movements and equipment.
Another innovative feature of R.A.F. Squadrons is the presentation of a set of fifty - three maps on which are included over 2,500 locations mentioned in the text. As well as the relatively familiar U.K. airfields, it is now possible for the historian to locate all the aerodromes used by R.A.F. Squadrons in Europe, Africa and Asia, in times of war and in peace.
The information provided in this meticulously researched book is supported by over two hundred black and white photographs, many of which have not been previously published. These serve to enhance a book which will undoubtedly prove to be an essential reference work for every aviation historian.