Airlift Force, RAF Transport Command 1948-1967

Product code 9781908565310

Publisher/Brand Guideline Publications

Author Colin Ovens

Format A4

No. Pages 58

Version Soft cover

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory Military Aviation » UK

Availability Product out of stock and no longer available.

Product description

Consider the title "Royal Air Force Transport Command"... to
many readers this may prompt images of huge formations of Dakotas,
disgorging paratroops over Normandy, Arnhem, or the Rhine; others
will have a recollection of the Berlin Airlift. On the other hand, many
of us will recall seeing, and ignoring, the occasional Argosy,
Beverley, Britannia, Hastings, Comet, or, perhaps, a VC-10, in the
static park at a Battle of Britain Open Day, while they aimed their
cameras at the Hunters, Javelins, Lightnings, V-Bombers, or
Shackletons on show- these were the exciting defenders of these isles;
and those others..? "They're just superannuated airliners", as a
school-friend airily dismissed Transport Command's contribution to a
Battle of Britain Open Day, at RAF Biggin Hill in the mid-1960s,
when we two were teenagers.
92 pages perfect bound

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