Category: Books

RAF Liberators over Burma – Flying with 159 Squadron

RAFCommands contributor and Author Matt Poole writes about his first published book : RAF Liberators over Burma – Flying with 159 Squadron By Bill Kirkness DFM and Matt Poole Fonthill Media, November 2017 – http://fonthillmedia.com Hardcover: 224 pages with 53 black-and-white photographs Publisher: Fonthill…

Runways to Freedom : SD Squadrons of RAF Tempsford

  Robert Brody has published a new book “Runways to Freedom”.  The book is about the Tempsford Squadrons – “Runways to Freedom”, is based on years of extensive research and many conversations with veterans and family members: this is the true…

Chris Shores’ Mediterranean Air War : Vol 3 – Released

By now everyone would be familiar with the “Bloody Shambles” style of air war books authored by Chris Shore. The latest volume in the Mediterranean Air War Series, Volume 3 (1940-1945)is now currently on sale. The book has been co-authored…

Rapid Rundown: RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East 1945-1948

Rapid Rundown: RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East 1945-1948 is a delight for someone interested in the RAF Operations in the far east. Simon Gifford tackles the unaddressed scope of the RAF winding down its presence in Asia…

Clipped Wings: Royal Air Forces Pre-Operational Training Aircraft Losses

Clipped Wings: Royal Air Forces Pre-Operational Training Aircraft Losses : 1939-42 (UK, Rhodesia, India & Minor Territories) Compiled and Edited by Colin Cummings Published by Nimbus Publishing ISBN-13 978-0952661986 Price £25.00 After compiling previous series of volumes or Post War…

A Short War, The History of 623 squadron

A Short War, The history of 623 squadron by Steve Smith. This is a history of an often overlooked and neglected bomber squadron, No.623 Squadron.  Formed from No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron in August 1943 the squadron flying from RAF Downham Market participated…

Book Review: Commanding Far Eastern Skies

Commanding Far Eastern Skies: A Critical Analysis of the Royal Air Force Air Superiority Campaign in India, Burma and Malaya 1941-1945 (Wolverhampton Military Studies) has its origins in a PhD dissertation  that was done by the Author , which itself…