RAF Tanker Navigator

Peter Bodle, Tony Golds

 
Date Published :
October 2008
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
45 illustrations plus diagrams
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844157440
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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This book gives a rare insight into the life inside the tanker squadrons of the Royal Air Force, viewed through the eyes of Tony Golds, one of the R.A.F. tanker fleet’s longest serving Navigator/Plotters. During his service career which spanned four decades, he flew in dozens of airplanes, for literally thousands of hours and covered something in excess of two million miles. Initially the prime role of the first tankers (Valiants) was to service the legendary English Electric Lightning interceptor fighters patrolling the North Sea. During his career, Tony served in every continent of the world, including a healthy series of tours at Ascension just after the Falklands War. He was in one of the tanker crews chosen to assist in devising the procedures needed to get both the Vulcans in the Black Buck operation down to the Falklands, and subsequently the Hercules C130 freighters to form the Ascension / Falklands air bridge, so vital for the support of the Falkland Islands, once the shooting war was over.

About The Author
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Peter Bodle started out in life as an engineer, became a designer, and then an inventor by inventing the Passive Floor Path Marking System for passenger carrying aircraft. The company he started then, is now the world’s leader in this technology. Its success has allowed Peter the time to pursue his writing interests and thus far he has published over twenty-five titles, mainly biographies and aviation history. He was a light aircraft pilot for almost 25 years and is married with four children and a growing number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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