The latest book by regularBAW contributor Andrew Thomas highlights aviation operations that may have less coverage in history books. He talks us through two of those forgotten stories
No book, nor even a multivolume series, can truly cover a fully encompassing history of RAF operations. Simply, the vastness of its campaigns in two world wars and everything in between and after is too great. The majority of its hundreds of thousands of service personnel, past and present, have become forgotten in spite of fully respectable careers.
Extrapolate this across the Commonwealth and, from the earliest air sorties all the way to today’s operations, much of this distinguished aviation history is lost. The book, From Mons to Mali sheds light on 50 such operations and incidents with each narrative accompanied by photographs or artefact relevant to it.