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The Royal Air Force Volume 2

Author : Ian Philpott
ISBN : 9781844153916
Genre : History
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Volume II of this mammoth reference work covers the years in which the League of Nations failed because of the emerging dictatorships in Germany and Italy and the expansionist policies adopted by Japan. Britain was still reeling from the consequences of World War I and the RAF was sadly far behind the other major world powers in aircraft design, still relying on bi-planes that were direct descendants of World War I thinking. It gradually became apparent that, despite UK government dithering, the RAF needed to develop new aircraft, engines and increase production to confront the bully-boy tactics of the Axis powers. As the turn of the decade approached extraordinary measures were taken to enable RAF to defend Britain's skies and this her freedom. As with Volume 1, this book covers every conceivable part of the RAF's history through these pre-War days. It looks at the development and invention of new equipment such as radar, monoplane fighters, metal construction and the heavy bomber. This was an era when science in aviation was rushing ahead and fortunately for Britain's freedom, it laid the foundations of victory in 1.945
Category: History

The Royal Air Force In Texas

Author : Tom Killebrew
ISBN : 9781574411690
Genre : History
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With the outbreak of World War II, British RAF officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the USA, six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF pilots. Tom Killebrew explores the history of the Terrell Aviation School.
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I Was An Erk In The Royal Air Force

Author : Roy Taylor
ISBN : 9781468560046
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Back in the late 1930s it was a common practice for the Government of England to call up young men into the Armed Services. After the war with Germany ended (1945) this practice continued so that England would have ready trained Armed Forces in case war with any other country should be declared. North Korea was a good example. I decided to beat the call up and instead volunteer so that I could be in the service that I desired. For the average service person, the Royal Air Force was a force that did not put the person in an area where gunfire ruled. I did not want to be involved in the exchange of gunfire with anyone. Electronics was my liking and although many over the air two way discussions did take place, it was always in firm, sensible, good language. That was the way that I was brought up and that was the way that I stayed. The book is about my life and the way that I reacted when mixed with other youth from around England. I have long had the belief that I was chosen and helped to become what I am. The book is about my experiences and how my helper kept me on track, even when serving in a foreign country.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Right Of The Line

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ISBN : PSU:000010933398
Genre : Great Britain
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The Royal Air Force

Author : John Buckley
ISBN : 9780192518965
Genre : History
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In 1918, the Royal Air Force became the first major independent air force in the world. Formed to serve a strategic need in the most intensive war that Britain had then fought, the RAF continued in the inter-war era to play a key role in the political and diplomatic world, and in defending the Empire. During the Second World War, the RAF was pivotal in defending Britain from invasion in the Battle of Britain, and then in leading the assault on the Axis powers, most notably through the contentious bomber offensive against Germany. In the post-war world, the RAF adapted and developed into a force to meet the needs of the United Kingdom during the Cold War, the retreat from Empire, and most recently in the move to coalition warfare against low intensity threats, all against a backdrop of diminishing resources and shifting priorities. This is the story of the RAF over the first century of its existence: how it has confronted the many challenges and threats it has faced — from the Luftwaffe in 1940, through the spectre of nuclear holocaust in the Cold War, to the fight against terrorism in the 21st century — and how it has contributed to the defence of the United Kingdom throughout that period.
Category: History

The Royal Air Force

Author : Michael Napier
ISBN : 9781472825391
Genre : History
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The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operations around the globe, giving the RAF the longest and most wide-ranging history of any air force in the world. But over the years this history has also become entangled with myths. The Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations will set the record straight, dispelling these as it uncovers – in both words and photographs – the true exploits and accomplishments of RAF personnel over the last 100 years. From its formation as an independent service in the dying days of World War I, its desperate fight against the Axis air forces in World War II, to its commitments during both the Cold War and modern times, this is the complete story of how the RAF has defended Britain for a century.
Category: History

Aircraft Of The Royal Air Force 1918 57

Author : Owen Thetford
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041663779
Genre : Airplanes, Military
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Gennemgang af flytyper i RAF i perioden 1918-57.
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The Royal Air Force 1939 1945

Author : Chaz Bowyer
ISBN : 9781783838110
Genre : History
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This book examines every aspect of The Royal Air Force, including organisation, statistics and operations during World War Two.
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The Royal Air Force

Author : A. G. Trevenen James
ISBN : UOM:39015004714195
Genre : Great Britain
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