RAF 100 Group: 1942-1943

The Birth of Electronic Warfare

Janine Harrington

The birth of electronic warfare and the application of it used as countermeasures against the German Defence Network.
Date Published :
November 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photos
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781554586
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Like a thief in the night, war took people completely unawares. On the one level it felt surreal. News broadcasts interrupted programmes. Stark headlines splashed across white paper. It was taking over everyday life - snatching freedom, tearing families apart, bringing suffering and despair, with an evil that menaced mankind, bringing the world to its knees as it tried to stave off an enemy intent on taking control. After the fall of France, the first year of war was dominated by the Battle of Britain. The threat of invasion was very real. The Navy was in full strength in the belief that, as an island, the enemy would always come from across the sea. The Army went from limited to full conscription as it was deployed in more and more countries around the world. The RAF bomber force however, was using obsolescent aircraft and equipment. But with the advent of the Avro Lancaster, 1,000 bombers a night were sent to bomb Germany. Aircraft and aircrew suffered increasingly heavy losses. Something new, something very different was needed … enter the very secret world of RAF No.100 (BS) Group.

About The Author

Janine Harrington was born in Caterham, Surrey, UK. Both parents served during the war in the RAF. In later years, her mother shared about her wartime fiancé, Vic Vinnell and Canadian pilot Jack Fisher. Both served in RAF 100 Group, 192 Squadron at Foulsham, Norfolk. Their disappearance in November 1944 remains a mystery today. Trying to find answers, Janine and her mother became founding members of the worldwide RAF 100 Group Association. Today, Janine is Secretary of the thriving Association, and Editor of ‘Confound & Destroy’, their quarterly magazine. She remains passionate about preserving the history of these ‘forgotten heroes’.

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