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Spider Seven Zero

Author Mike Borlace

Year 2018

ISBN 978-1788038959

Language English

Binding Paperback

Size 150mm x 216mm (5.9x8.5in)

Price £12.99

Pages 272

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Silver Cross recipient Mike Borlace is considered to be one of the most experienced combat helicopter pilots of recent times: in this book he collates his experiences.

Helicopters were a vital component of the small Rhodesian Deffience Force and as part of special-forces, Borlace and his fellow aircrew soon became key weapons in the counterinsurgency operations.

Spider Zero Seven is a humorously written account of the training, living conditions and hardships of his time in the forces.

He also touchingly depicts the human side of the military through his portrayals of fellow pilots, technicians, medics, nurses - and lying with his dog Doris.

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