Publisher: The History Press
ISB: 978-0-7509-7923-3 Hardback: 424 pages
WITH THE centenary of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 2018, it was inevitable that the year would see more than its fair share of books marking 100 years of Britain’s junior service. Of these, many have been ‘re-cycled’ titles which have literally been lumped onto the commercial bandwagon of this notable anniversary. Others, however, have been new publications celebrating and commemorating the illustrious history of the principal air arm of Britain’s armed forces. Into that category, of course, inevitably fall books of variable quality. In the case of this title, however, we have a book that is truly superb. It is also this reviewer’s favourite, so far, of the RAF titles published in the centenary year.