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By Gordon Thorburn

ISBN-10: 1783036346

ISBN-13: 9781783036349

n the earliest days of worldwide struggle One, whilst IX Squadron used to be shaped, we went to the struggle in little 50mph machines that have been slightly able to taking pilot and observer, a gun and some small, hand held bombs into the sky, specifically on a windy day. once we took a instant set, to identify for the artillery and record on troop routine, the additional load pressured the defenceless pilot to go away his observer behind.

A century later, IX (B) Squadron flies jets that could exceed the rate of sound, position laser-guided missiles inside of a couple of centimetres of the objective, and transmit the main complicated information in actual time around the globe.

In among, the story is of ponderous beasts of biplanes, of Wellingtons and Lancasters within the bloody battles of worldwide battle , of Canberras and Vulcans within the nuclear age of the chilly War.

Above all, it is the tale of the lads and girls of the RAF's senior bomber squadron throughout 100 years of battle and peace, and their phrases fill this booklet. We cross from these beginnings in wooden, twine and upholstery kites over France and a pilot armed with a provider revolver, to the world's first twister squadron within the Gulf wars, over Kosovo and Afghanistan, and to be able to the current, a century on.

It relatively is one hell of a story.

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