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Tales from the Frontline - Middle East Hunters

Tales from the Frontline - Middle East
AUTHOR Ray Deacon
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NO OF PAGES 320
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
£30.00

Having passed-out from Boy Entrant training in December 1959, Ray spent the following two years servicing Vampire trainers at the Central Flying School (CFS), RAF Little Rissington. In April 1962, Ray left Little Rissington and joined thirty fellow airmen for a voyage out to Aden aboard HMT Nevassa on her last sailing as a troopship. Posted to 8 Squadron at RAF Khormaksar, he spent the next two years living and working in the torrid heat of this desert outpost. It had its compensations, however, the opportunity not only to experience life on a busy front-line operational squadron while working on ground attack and fighter reconnaissance versions of the Hawker Hunter, but to savour the delights of a trip in Sydney Camm's most versatile aircraft topping his list. In addition to defending the skies above Aden and its Protectorates, Middle East Command expended a large proportion of its energy supporting army activities in the mountains of the Aden hinterland; dropping supplies, transporting personnel between posts, and in the case of the Hunter squadrons, attacking dissident targets and patrolling the border with Yemen.

AUTHOR Ray Deacon
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NO OF PAGES 320
ILLUSTRATIONS Photos & Illustrations
PRODUCT CODE 21464AVI
AVAILABILITY In Stock
PRICE
£30.00