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doc ☆ Fleet Air Arm Boys ´ Volume One º dcmdirect ¹ ➵ [Read] ➯ Fleet Air Arm Boys: Volume One: Air Defence Fighter Aircraft since 1945 By Steve Bond ✤ – The RAF's continuing role in the projection of air power in the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas iEnormous respect is shown by the aviators and ships' senior officers for the aircraft handlers and maintainers who work long hours in a highly dangerous environment on the flight deck This first volume looks chronologically at every aircraft type flown in an air defence role since 1945 Involvement in conflicts including Korea Suez the Falklands Bosnia and elsewhere is included and perforce the cost in human lives even in everyday operations freuently emerges Balancing this are the everyday grind the good times the humour the 'runs ashore' and the sense of pride in a job well done All delivered in the words of the men themselve Steve Bond has worked really hard to produce this excellent book which is full of facts and anecdotes He has called on Ex FAA personnel to contribute which brings humour facts and an insight into life on board a carrier It gives a very rounded story of the FAA to both civilians and ex service personnel of the other services and as an Ex FAA man I am delighted that the story of the FAA can be read about at last by all I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in Naval Aviation This book is long overdue bearing in mind the many books published about the RAF

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Often at night with no possibility of diversion The nature of these operations has meant that the accident rate and aircrew losses were very high and accepted as part of the job With the arrival of the ueen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales it is time to redress the balance and bring the FAA's extraordinary story to the audience it so richly deserves through the words of those air and ground crews who have been part of it since 1945 What emerges is an amazing close knit esprit de corps often accompanied by a long standing and still simmering rivalry between the RAF and the Royal Navy over who should project air power overseas An excellent and absorbing read The Fleet Air Arm has always been a 'Cinderella' to the RAF and Steve Bond's book opens the door on the Navy's airforce and its under reported exploits He has obviously collected a wealth of anecdotes and information and not surprised that there are two further volumes to come Both military minded and non military readers will enjoy this book and perhaps learn something new about this unsung group of peopleGood value for money

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Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume One Air Defence Fighter Aircraft since 1945The RAF's continuing role in the projection of air power in the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas interests since the end of the Second World War is well known However the same cannot always be said about the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm FAA in part due to the ten year gap between the retirement of the Harrier and the arrival of the F 35B and the ueen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers Flying high performance aircraft off a carrier demands not only a high level of skill but also a considerable amount of courage and determination not least to land back on a very small piece of real estate bobbing about in a rough sea Some way into reading this and finding it uite fascinating looking at Operations both in the early days right up to the introduction of the F35 of which we are all aware today in the news It provides a great insight into the operation of the various fleets by those who were there on the flight line bringing to light some of the issues of operating such beasts at sea along with all the inherent risks associated with such Operations It’s interesting to also chart the careers of some of those who have contributed with a number of items from Maintainers as well as Aircrew I suspect the Author has faced uite a struggle to balance the contributions from the various Branches and has done well to cover such a broad topic in the way he has All in all it provides a refreshing insight into FW Naval Aviation back in the days when such a Force was a key component in the post War IICold War years and beyond A very welcome addition to the aviation library and looking forward to subseuent volumes as they are released