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308 crisply white pp, unclipped dj, no inscriptions, 1.5kg packed to post. "The Source Book of the RAF" provides access to material not usually seen in print and brings together, for the first time, a combination of historical facts and figures based upon primary sources. The book deals comprehensively with all abbreviations used in primary sources and gives an in-depth guide to the RAF Order of Battle. The structure of the RAF is examined closely detailing Groups, Squadrons, Wings and Flights. The aircraft employed throughout its history are fully recorded, as are aircraft markings and squadron codes. In addition a complete chronology of the Service is included. The Royal Air Force was created as an independent third service within the British military establishment on 1st April 1918. During the years of World War One the nature of air power as an element of the military art had been firmly established and many now believed that here was the ultimate war-winning weapon. Over the subsequent 75 years the RAF has endeavoured, often in the face of political constraint, to remain at the forefront of technological and tactical developments, and to fulfill its role in peace and war. The history of the Royal Air Force is, to a large extent, the history of air power as many nations have looked to the example set by the RAF. Massive factual resource in great "gift-worthy" shape.
Title: The Source Book of the RAF
Publisher: Shrewsbury, Airlife England: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 011319