... Dorling Kindersley, 1999 Twiss, Peter, Faster Than the Sun, Grub Street, 2005
Verier, Mike, Superbase 22: Yeouilton, Osprey, 1991 Wakeham, Geoff, RNAS
Culdrose 1947—2007, Tcmpus, 2007 Waller, Douglas (1., Air Warriors, Simon
Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Random House
January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate and decisive. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped. To save the small colony, she must launch a pair of Buccaneer fighter bombers on an unprecedented long-range mission. But first the old carrier must make a high-speed, 1,500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico. The odds of arriving in time are very slim indeed... Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts and previously unseen, classified documents, Rowland White has pieced together one of the most audacious and thrilling missions of post-war British military history.
A Spitfire Pilot's Story - Tom Slack ( United Writers Publications Ltd , Cornwall ,
1987 ) Highland Division , The - Eric Linklater ( HMSO , London ... In at the Deep
End – Ron Stephens , Sue and Andy Parlour ( Serendipity Publishers ,
Darlington , 2007 ) Home Run : Escape from Nazi ... New York , USA , 1946 )
Hugh Dormer's Diaries – Hugh Dormer ( Jonathan Cape , London , 1947 )
Infringing Neutrality .
Author: Oliver Clutton-Brock
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement
During the five years from May 1940 to May 1945 several thousand Allied airmen, forced to abandon their aircraft behind enemy lines, evaded capture and reached freedom by land, sea and air. Here is an in-depth look at this secret world of evasion, uncovering some treachery and many hitherto unpublished details, operations and photos.
Commanding officers : Lt ( A ) R.W.H. Everett , RNVR , 03/08/40 Lt Cdr ( A ) F.C.
Muir , RNVR , 22/07/42 Lt ( A ) W.H. ... before being detached ashore at Majunga
on 11/09 to maintain anti - submarine patrols as part of the RAF's 207 Group . ...
DSC , RNVR , 07/06/43 794 Squadron Formed as an air target towing squadron ,
Yeovilton , 01/08/40 , operating Rocs ... The squadron did not disband until 1947
Author: David W. Wragg
Publisher: Haynes Publications
The Fleet Air Arm Handbook 1939-45 is the most comprehensive review available of the Royal Navy's air power during the war years. Starting with a brief history, the book progresses with a full war diary of all of the major operations in a gripping narrative account. In-depth analysis reveals what it was like to work as part of the Fleet Air Arm during the war - the food, accommodation, training, activities and uniform; and gives a glimpse into the men's characters. At the outbreak of the Second World War, British naval aviation was in the midst of chaos and confusion. But as this book shows, the rapid expansion of the Fleet Air Arm was one of the major achievements of the war. The author provides a detailed look at the aircraft, squadrons, naval air stations and aircraft carriers, battleships and cruisers involved. The book ends with a review of what is available at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.