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Badges And Uniforms Of The Royal Air Force

Author : Malcolm Hobart
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025022307
Genre : History
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hroughout the relatively short yet highly distinguished history of theRoyal Air Force there has been a tendency for the men and women of the Service to be overshadowed by the glamour of the aircraft. Nonetheless it is surprising that there has never before been a complete record of the uniforms and badges of the RAF and its predecessor, the Royal Flying Corps. Malcolm Hobart and Pen and Sword Books have cooperated to rectify this serious omission with this superbly colour illustrated and comprehensive collector's guide. Badges of rank and trade are all depicted not only for the flying arms but for ground staff. This valuable addition to our Collector series also covers the RAF Reserves and Auxiliary Service, Air Training Corps and the Royal Observer Corps.

Air Force Badges And Insignia Of World War 2

Author : Guido Rosignoli
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081250891
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Royal Air Force In American Skies

Author : Tom Killebrew
ISBN : 9781574416152
Genre : History
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By early 1941, the war raged in Europe and Great Britain stood alone against the aerial might of Nazi Germany. Although much of the Royal Air Force's pilot training program had been relocated to Canada and other Dominion countries, the need for pilots remained acute. The British looked to the United States for possible assistance. Passage of the Lend-Lease Act in March 1941 allowed for the training of British pilots in the United States and the formation of British Flying Training Schools. These unique schools were owned by American operators, staffed with American civilian instructors, supervised by British Royal Air Force officers, utilized aircraft supplied by the U.S. Army Air Corps, and used the RAF training syllabus. Within these pages, Tom Killebrew provides the first comprehensive history of all seven British Flying Training Schools located in Terrell, Texas; Lancaster, California; Miami, Oklahoma; Mesa, Arizona; Clewiston, Florida; Ponca City, Oklahoma; and Sweetwater, Texas. The first British students arrived in a still-neutral United States in June 1941. Many had never been in an airplane (or even driven an automobile), but they mastered the elements of flight, attended ground school classes, were introduced to the mysteries of the Link trainer and instrument flight, and then ventured out on cross country exercises. Students began night flying with the natural apprehension associated with taking off into a black sky, aided by only a few instruments, a flickering flare path, and limited ground references. Some students failed the periodic check flights and had to be eliminated from training, while others were killed during mishaps and are buried in local cemeteries. Those who finished the course became Royal Air Force pilots. But the story of the British Flying Training Schools is more than the story of young men learning to fly. These young British students would also forge a strong and long-lasting bond of friendship with the Americans they came to know. This bond would last not only during training, but would continue throughout the war, and still exist long after the end of the war.

Royal Flying Corps

Author : Jonathan Sutherland
ISBN : 9781848848894
Genre : History
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This book contains selected images from three different Royal Flying Corps albums. Photographs include training in Canada and at Tangmere. There is a large variety of different aircraft featured, as well as images of pilots and officers. Also included are a number of photographs from the collection of the late Lieutenant William Shorter, who was shot down over German lines in 1918 at the age of twenty.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015865681
Genre : Aeronautics
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Call To The Colours A Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors

Author : Kenneth G. Cox
Genre : Reference
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Beginning in Canada's earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. This title provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history, using items such as documents, uniforms, medals, and other militaria to guide the search.

An R M C Ex Cadet In The Royal Air Force 1932 To 1957

Author : Douglas D. G. Keddie
ISBN : 9781329196759
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