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5th Nov 2013, 23:33
And he (she?) left

Avro Lancaster, Lincoln and York in post-war RAF service 1945-1950 by Martin Derry

Dam Busters by James Holland

Vulcan 607 by Rowland White

A Bucket of Sunshine by Mike Brooke

F-4 Phantom II by William R Peake

Wings on My Sleeve by Eric Brown


The Lightning Boys by Richard Pike

Something was mumbled about more coming if I am good.

Keep your fingers crossed and hope he doesn't have a nanny cam!:8

6th Nov 2013, 00:29
I've told the fairy that Chickenhawk's a good read...

Chickenhawk (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenhawk_%28book%29)

6th Nov 2013, 02:10
I got that book some time ago. It is an interesting book about helicopter ops in Viet Nam. He wrote a sequel, as an aside.

21st Nov 2013, 03:02
Reading Vulcan 607 now. Very nice read.

21st Nov 2013, 08:29
You want to read 'Think like a Bird' by Alex Kimbell

Just the best


Terry McCassey
22nd Nov 2013, 20:34
If you are enjoying VULCAN 607 then I would urge you to read STORM FRONT and PHOENIX SQUADRON. The author deserves a plug, they are fantastic reads and provide a great insight into some well less know British Military exploits.

23rd Nov 2013, 02:19
Thank you, Terry. Finished 607 today, and yes I will chase down the others.
Arclite, I will look into that book as well.

23rd Nov 2013, 08:59
I recommend that you read 'First Light' by Geoffrey Wellum. Mr Wellum flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain at the age of eighteen.

23rd Nov 2013, 14:50
Yes, you're not the first person to suggest "First Light". I should make a list.

23rd Nov 2013, 18:57
you're not the first person to suggest "First Light"

And I won't be the last. Don't start it if you have anything planned, as you won't be able to put it down.

Even more fascinating is that Squadron Leader Wellum is still with us 73 years later;

Geoffrey Wellum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Wellum)

India Four Two
24th Nov 2013, 02:40
I've told the fairy that Chickenhawk's a good read...exmanman,

Not just a good read, one of the best aviation books about Vietnam.

Chief, there's a rivet missing here. Of course, it probably doesn't matter much, with this bullet hole next to it.I've read it three times. Recommended. :ok: