The Great War Ace, The Red Baron and Beyond
The Life and Achievements of Air Marshal Sir Brian Baker KBE, CB, MC, DSO, AFC
Imprint: Pen and Sword Aviation
256 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 55 mono illustrations
- April 2024
Between the wars he was Commander of the famous ‘Cock Squadron’ at Biggin Hill followed by being attached to the Royal Navy, pioneering the training and use of aircraft carriers. His many key appointments during the Second World War included commanding the RAF’s North Atlantic defenses and Coastal Command. His role in the planning of Operation CORK ensured that not a single U-Boat reached the Channel throughout the D-Day landings.
Post-war Sir Brian, now an Air Marshal and CinC Transport Command, master-minded the Berlin Airlift with singular success. His career achievements were recognized by decorations from allied nations.
A keen sportsman, Brian captained the RAF Cricket team at The Oval and organised a farewell tour of ten countries.
Celebrating the achievements of one of the RAF’s most illustrious characters, this overdue biography will be welcomed by aviation enthusiasts worldwide.