Living in the Slipstream: Life as an RAF wife, edited by Alison Bairsto, Jill Black, Holly Jeffers, is a collection of tales told by wives of RAF personnel, often hilarious, always witty and touching, spanning the period from the 1950s through the Cold War to the present.
These women reveal in full colour what life as an RAF wife is really like – when a whole family can be required to up-sticks and move with almost no notice,when rank pulls favour even at home, when things go comically wrong during a royal visit – and also the grimmer realities of being in the services, when an unexpected phone call can mean a parent is suddenly off to war and won't be around to read a bedtime story.
This is eyewitness reporting and first-person testimony at its entertaining and informative best features illustrations from Al Turner MBE. The book includes a foreword from HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.
You can buy Living in the Slipstream: Life as an RAF wife for £16.99 from the Amazon website.