Airlift Force, RAF Transport Command 1948-1967  9781908565310

Airlift Force, RAF Transport Command 1948-1967

Product code 9781908565310

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Publisher/Brand Guideline Publications

Author Colin Ovens

Format A4

No. Pages 58

Version Soft cover

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory UK

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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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