Detailing the evolution of military aviation in Britain from its origins as an Army ... more
balloon unit in the late 19th century until the early years of the 21st century. From its forebears The Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, it describes the events leading to the creation of the Royal Air Force and covers its history from WW1, through the inter-war years and WW2, up to the more recent conflicts in themiddle east and elsewhere.Balloons, manned kites and airships, to the fly-by-wire aircraft of the present day, the changes in equiptment, organisation and structure of the servive, covering a period spanning almost 90 yrs, are described and illustrated with contempory images.
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The Royal Air Force: The Memorabilia Collection is a uniquely packaged book with an integrated pack of RAF Memorabilia held within a compartment inside the front cover. The evocative story of the foundation of the RAF through to its participation in major world events is a fascinating story. Packed with illustrations and photographs, this wonderful book is a fascinating and enjoyable read. Memorabilia includes facsimile printed logbooks, pass outs and other interesting items and is beautifully presented.