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THE FLYING MATHEMATICIANS OF WORLD WAR I
Written by Tony Royle.
Stock no. 1822892
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press. 1st 2020. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Details the advances and sacrifices of a select group of pioneers who left the safety of their laboratories to drive aeronautics forward at a critical moment in history. Blue paper boards. B/w diagrams and photos. ISBN: 9780228003731. Rear panel of dustwrapper lightly scuffed.

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THE SQUADRONS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE & COMMONWEALTH 1918-1988
Written by James J. Halley.
Stock no. 1822864
Published by Air-Britain (historians) Ltd.. 1st 1988. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

B/w photos. 592 pages. Histories of all squadrons since their formation including Royal Air Force, Commonwealth and Allied squadrons which came under the operational control of RAF commands. ISBN: 0851301649. Base of spine lightly browned else fine. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine (minor).

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WINGS IN THE SUN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1945-1986
Written by David Lee.
Stock no. 1822863
Published by HMSO. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Wings in the Sun was the motto of the men and women of the RAF in the Mediterranean theatre. This is their story... Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Maps & b/w photos. ISBN: 0117726206. Text block dusty. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and has a very large price sticker stuck to the verso of the front flap (not visible unless the dustwrapper is turned over).

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THE GREEN FIELDS AND THE SKY: THE HISTORY OF RAF COTTESMORE
Written by Norman J. Roberson; Jack G. Talliss.
Stock no. 1822826
Published by GMS Enterprises. 1st 1991. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

From it's early beginnings just before World War Two as a grass airfield equipped with Fairey Battles, Royal Air Force Cottesmore has been almost unique in its cosmopolitan nature. The years of conflict saw airmen of many nations stationed there and this multi-national approach was carried through the early jet era into the years of the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment. This is the in-depth story of a unique airfield, it's Staff, Structure, Operations and Equipment as told by the Authors, both serving RAF Officers. Title to spine is The Green Fields and the Sky, blue boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1870384091. Spine slightly cocked, contents clean. White pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.

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RAYDON AIRFIELD: FIGHTER STATION TO FARMLAND
Written by Graham Cross.
Stock no. 1822825
Published by Denzil Reeves. Slightly better than very good condition.

Blue cardwraps with blue title to front. Stapled booklet. B/w maps, illustrations and photos. 34 pages. A nice copy.

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PILOT'S FLYING LOG: WING COMMANDER ROBERT STANFORD TUCK
Written by R.R. Stanford Tuck.
Stock no. 1822823
Published by After The Battle. Slightly better than very good condition.

Brown imitation leather boards, gilt title to front. A facsimile edition of the flying log book of Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck, Limited to 2,500 copies. Dates of service from 1935-1954. Includes Certificate of Authencity declaring this is copy 803 of 2,500 copies.

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M-MOTHER: DAMBUSTER FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN 'HOPPY' HOPGOOD
Written by Jenny Elmes.
Stock no. 1822816
Published by The History Press. 1st 2015. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

John 'Hoppy' Hopgood, pilot and second in command in the May 1943 Dambusters raid, died a hero at just 21 years old. Wounded by flak and with his Lancaster M-Mother ablaze, Hoppy had no hope of escape yet managed to gain height for two of his crew to parachute to safety. The plane crashed moments later. This is his story. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780750961844. SIGNED by the author (with personal dedication) to title page. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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VALKYRIE: THE NORTH AMERICAN XB-70
Written by Graham M. Simons.
Stock no. 1822813
Published by Pen & Sword Aviation. 1st 2011. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The USA's Ill-fated Supersonic Heavy Bomber. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781848845466. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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GUN BUTTON TO FIRE: A HURRICANE PILOT'S DRAMATIC STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Written by Tom Neil.
Stock no. 1822812
Published by Amberley. 1st thus 2010. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The amazing story of one of 'the Few', fighter ace Tom Neil. This is his memoir of the Battle of Britain, when aged only 19 he shot down 13 enemy aircraft. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 9781848688483.

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ABOVE ALL UNSEEN: THE ROYAL AIR FORCE'S PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS 1939-1945
Written by Edward Leaf.
Stock no. 1822809
Published by Patrick Stephens Limited. 1st 1997. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The full story of the RAF's PRUs from their birth, amidst inter-departmental wrangling, as the Secret Intelligence Service Flight in November 1938, right up to 1945. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1852605286. Blue dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.

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THE BOYS' BOOK OF AIRFIX: WHO SAYS YOU EVER HAVE TO GROW UP?
Written by Arthur Ward.
Stock no. 2135821
Published by Ebury Press. Circa 2009. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9780091928988. 3rd printing.

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PROPAGANDA POSTCARDS OF THE LUFTWAFFE
Written by James Wilson.
Stock no. 2135814
Published by Pen & Sword Military. 1st 2007. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781844154913.

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