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For the Love of the Air Force: A Celebration of the British Armed Forces

Norman Ferguson

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Military history

What is sewn into a pilot s uniform when they receive their wings?

In what year did the first female jet pilot join the RAF?

Why were former Lightning pilots called WIWOLS?

For the answers to all these questions and more, take off into this fascinating miscellany and become a true RAF aficionado.

With its famous Supermarine Spitfire and the legendary Red Arrows, the RAF has been a pillar of British military operations since its beginnings in 1918. This new miscellany brings together the origins of the RAF, the people who make it tick and the technology that lets it take to the skies, as well as the aviation lingo and time-honoured traditions that characterise the force we know today. Whether you have first-hand RAF experience or you re an enthusiastic supporter from the ground, this remarkable volume will be your guide to the oldest independent air force in the world. Chocks away!

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