Author(s): C. G. Jefford
This title first appeared in 2001 to universal acclaim, quickly went out of print and has remained so since. The author, meantime, has continued his research and the result is this updated edition, over half as long as the first, with stacks of new photographs. Absolutely essential reference for all those interested in military aviation.
'Jeff' Jefford joined the RAF in 1959. His flying experience included tours on Canberras with No 45 Squadron in Singapore, on Vulcans with Nos 83 and 50 Squadrons and as an air navigation instructor with No 6 FTS. His ground tours included administrative posts at Manby and Gatow (Berlin) and air staff duties at HQs Strike and Support Commands. He left the RAF to read history at London University (Royal Holloway), graduating with First Class Honours in 1994. Since then he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the RAF Historical Society and has been its editor since 2000. He has had a number of articles published under the Society's own imprint and in the prestigious Cross & Cockade Journal; he has three books to his credit.