325 pages - 2009 - Used, good condition
Throughout his wartime biography, the author describes his experiences as Fleet Air Arm pilot, flying the obsolete Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber in the thick of the action.
|Book cover finish
||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
||Dedicated copy, Reprint ( First published by Cassell in 1977, this paperback edition published in 2001 )
||Used, good condition
|Number of pages
||13 x 20 x 3 cm
The author fought an exceptional war flying the slow and obsolete Fairey Swordfish for the Fleet Air Arm. Antiquated it may have been, but it could outmanoeuvre almost any other aircraft and in the author's hands the " Stringbag ", as the torpedo bomber was affectionately known, was a deadly weapon.
The author fought in the thick of the action. ( ... ) Thrilling incidents and casual heroism run throughout his story.
This is a rare tale of determination, action and spirit by a man who was an inspiration to those around him. There is no finer account of war in the Fleet Air Arm.