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eastern wiseguy 31st May 2021 21:05

Evening all. I am wondering if anyone on the forum would be able to recommend a book on the story of the Royal Naval Air Service?

My grandfather served with them from 1915, and whilst there is a reasonable amount of literature out there, I have not a lot relating to their bases in East Anglia and anything to do with training.

He was a rigger, not aircrew.

Any suggestions gratefully received.
William Adair RNAS

Chairborne 09.00hrs 1st Jun 2021 08:25

Try finding "The Spider's Web", about anti-sub ops with Felixstowe flying boats. That aside, I'm struggling to think of any.

OUAQUKGF Ops 1st Jun 2021 14:30

With regards to the RNAS in East Anglia I can recommend two books - 'Seaplanes-Felixstowe' by Gordon Kinsey published by Terence Dalton 1978 and 'The Story of a North Sea Air Station' (Great Yarmouth) by C.F. Snowden Gamble published by the OUP in 1928 with a more recent reissue also available. Both these titles can be found on ABE BOOKS the former being very much cheaper than the latter classic !

oxenos 1st Jun 2021 22:46

"To the ends of the air" G E Livock

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