No Ordinary Pilot - One young man’s extraordinary exploits in World War II


Publisher: Osprey

ISBN: 978-1472828279

Hardback, and eBook

320 pages

RRP £18.99

SEVERAL decades after the end of World War Two, the amazing memoirs of RAF fighter-bomber pilot Robert Neil Grieg Allen ‘Bob’ Allen CBE DFC were hidden away in a black tin box. Now his daughter Suzanne has liberated the previously locked and tightly sealed typewritten story of his wartime life and turned it into a well-crafted must-read biography. Bob grew up in Gillingham, Kent, and his family had close links to the Short Brothers aircraft factory in nearby Rochester. He joined the RAFVR in the spring of 1940, aged 19, but missed the Battle of Britain, because he “was learning to march up and down and polish brass buckles”!

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