His recollections include descriptions of his life as a RAF apprentice in the early days of the war, witnessing air raids in Devon and London, becoming a RAF aircraftsman at 18 and being posted to the Middle East soon afterwards.
After a long voyage by troopship he joined the staff of 263 Fighter Wing Beirut, where, amongst other things, he helped unmask a German spy.
Then came a posting to 18 Sector Operations Room, Gaza, part of the air defence of southern Palestine, where he was involved in preparations for the Battle of Alamein and took part in a memorable victory parade in the desert.
The author’s royalties from this book will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
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