From Sapper to Spitfire Spy

From Sapper to Spitfire Spy: The WWII Biography of David Greville-Heygate DFC

by Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate
Called up by the army in August 1939 David Greville-Heygate operated a searchlight until commissioned at Sandhurst. Posted to the Loyals in Portsmouth he had ‘a bit of a row’ with his Brigadier and labelled an Army Rebel he transferred to the RAF. After training as an Army Co-operation pilot he flew No. 16 Squadron Lysanders and Mustangs. Photographs he took of Northern France were used to plan the D-Day landings.

Later, declared unfit for high flying, David worked as an instructor until December 1944 when he was posted to Holland to fly Typhoons with No.168 Squadron. A lucky break saw him transfer to No.2 Squadron and for the rest of the war David flew photo-recce Spitfires recording German troop movements.

Publisher details

‘From Sapper to Spitfire Spy’ A wartime biography of David Greville-Heygate DFC by Sally-Anne Greville-Heygate.
Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation.
Hardback 240 pages, 150 illustrations
ISBN: 9781473843882
Estimated Release Date: 11th September 2015
£15.99 Introductory Offer (RRP £25.00)
ISBN-10: 147384388X
ISBN-13: 978-1473843882
Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.4 cms