Bill Chorley’s latest work – RAF Squadron losses 1921-1930, written with help from our own member Paul McMillan has hit the shelves!
Bill’s Announcement on Facebook:
Well, here it is – Volume 4 in the series of Royal Air Force squadron losses twixt April 1st, 1918 and September 2nd, 1939. Book 4 covers the period 1st January 1921 through to 31st December 1930. Four hundred and thirty-four pages of summaries and appendices followed by fifty-eight photographs which takes the overall page total to four hundred and sixty-six. For those who have an interest in ancestry and whose ‘family tree’ has entries for former air force officers who served between the two wars and in many cases continuing to serve in the Second World War, then it is highly likely the appendices will contain information on their service – even if it is a mere single line entry for this will show his all important service No. rank and date of leaving.
The Royal Air Force of the 1920s was still very much in the vein of the Great War period when biplanes dominated the skies. Thus, many squadrons at home and abroad were equipped with Airco DH.9As and Bristol F.2b types, both giving excellent service in areas of strategic importance to the United Kingdom. To meet these demands a regular supply of aircrew were required. In the main pilots were found by way of the short service commissioning scheme and Cranwell graduates, though throughout the decade all squadrons had a nucleus of sergeant-pilots
- Publisher : Mention the War Ltd (11 May 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 468 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1911255584
- ISBN-13 : 978-1911255581
- Dimensions : 21.01 x 2.69 x 29.69 cm