Men Behind the Medals

The Incredible Endeavours of Twenty One Aircrew Whose Stories Deserve to be Told

Graham Pitchfork

Date Published :
September 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
heavily illustrated throughout
No associated books available.


A senior RAF veteran and researcher has used the medals and decorations awarded during World War II to present a picture of the war as seen by the ordinary air and ground crews of the RAF, backed up by a unique collection of photographs.

As Sir Ivor Bloom points out in his Foreword, 'A few names have become household legends,' and one is forced to wonder whether 'The Few' have not stolen the limelight from 'The many'. If that is so, Air Commodore Pitchfork's book is a timely reminder of the debt we owe to all those gallant airmen whose aerial adventures he so vividly records, are worthy representatives.

About The Author

Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork spent thirty-six years in the RAF, as a navigator, and commanded 208 Squadron. He was director of Air Warfare, and before retiring was director of Military Intelligence at the MoD. He is the author of several successful aviation books, particularly Buccaneer Boys for Grub Street. In 2012 Graham received both the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators Awards and the Air Power Association Award of the CP Robertson Memorial Trophy for services to aviation writing.

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