263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years - download pdf or read online

By Robert Bowater

ISBN-10: 1781552452

ISBN-13: 9781781552452

** This book version comprises 250 black-and-white images **

'Westland Whirlwind' for lots of the identify evokes yellow air-sea rescue helicopters, now not the graceful twin-engine monoplane that used to be the RAF's first single-seat cannon armed fighter, and which used to be swifter than her recognized cousin - the Spitfire. purely 114 have been outfitted, enough to equip Squadrons - 263 and 137. among 6 July 1940 and 31 December 1943, 210 pilots are indexed within the Operational checklist Books of those Squadrons, so while 'The Few' gained the conflict of england, the 'Whirlwind males' have been a good extra decide on team. such a lot are recognized in simple terms to their friends, yet numerous completed excessive place of work, and some are a part of RAF folklore. This booklet doesn't glorify struggle, it's a tribute to these younger males who responded their nations' name in these darkish days, and to honor those that paid the last word sacrifice in that lengthy, sour fight for freedom. They got here from all corners of the Empire - England, Scotland, eire, Wales, Canada, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Rhodesia, India in addition to the USA, Peru, ireland, France and Sweden. They have been Shakespeare's 'Happy Band of Brothers.'

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