Category: Books

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…

Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe

Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe  by Helen Doe Fighter Pilot: The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe Published by Amberley Books, hardback, 288 pages, 70 photos, £25 The  book tells story of…

The Kalahari Killings

Written by Jonathan Laverick, this book is about  a  true-life murder mystery of two British airmen in Bostwana–and the extraordinary trial that followed that changed the lives of an entire people.  Jonathan started this book after first learning about an incident…

Dartmoor Air Crashes – Aircraft Lost in World War Two

Dartmoor Air Crashes: Aircraft Lost in World War Two by Robert Jones Synopsis:  This is a book about the consequences of the air war over Devon.  Describing Dartmoor as the last wilderness in southern England, it gives details of forty…

B24 Liberator in RAF Coastal Command Service – 311 Squadron

311 Squadron RAF (Blue) From Pavel Vancata (Book Launch Photos added) I would like to introduce a forthcoming book about Liberators with No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF. I had the opportunity to be one of many helpers and I can…

Blood, Sweat and Courage : 41 Squadron RAF 1939-1942

Blood, Sweat and Courage :  41 Squadron RAF 1939-1942  by  Steve Brew Published by :  Fonthill Media (http://fonthillmedia.com  ) ISBN 978-1-78155-296-4 Published 14 December 2014 Pages 960 with over 400 B&W Illustrations Hardcover with Dust Jacket RRP GBP£35.00 / USD$50.00…

New Book: Spitfires in the Sun – service in the Indian Air Force

Spitfires in the Sun : A History of the Supermarine Spitfire in Indian Air Force Service 1944-1957 On September 8th, 2014, at a small ceremony at the United Services Institute, Air Marshal S S Soman launched the book Spitfires in…

The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force

The first ever book solely devoted to the Westland Wapiti was released yesterday – September 8th at the United Services Institute in India.  “The Westland Wapiti in the Indian Air Force : A Complete History (1933-1943)” covers the history of…

Angels Ten!

Richard B. Gilman, ex WW2 Spitfire Pilot had published his memoirs “ANGELS TEN!”. Richard was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1922. During World War II he spent six years in the Royal Air Force. While he insists his service, compared with…

“SQUADRONS” e-book series from Phil Listemann

Phil Listemann, a contributing member of the RAF Commands forum is bringing out a new series “SQUADRONS”. His post on the book series follows I’m glad to announce a new series ‘SQUADRONS!’. Each title covers the operational use of a…