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Shackleton Boys: Vol 1: True Stories from the Home Based 'Kipper Fleet' Squadrons

Shackleton Boys: Vol 1: True Stories
AUTHOR Steve Bond
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour Photos
£25.00

Essentially a development of the Avro Lancaster via the later Lincoln, the Avro Shackleton was the RAF's first line of defence in the maritime role from 1951 for twenty years. The `Old Grey Lady', the `Growler', `20,000 rivets in loose formation', but mostly known simply as the `Shack', it is viewed with great affection by those who flew and maintained it. In addition to its traditional sub-hunting role, it was also used extensively for search and rescue operations. Operating around the world with squadrons based in the UK, the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East, `Shacks' were also used to support the blockade of oil supplies to Rhodesia during the UDI crisis in the '60s and '70s, and searching for gun-running boats during the Indonesian Confrontation. Original photographs and extensive appendices.

AUTHOR Steve Bond
BINDING Hardback
NO OF PAGES 256
ILLUSTRATIONS Colour Photos
PRODUCT CODE 21126AVI
AVAILABILITY Available To Order
PRICE
£25.00