High Stakes

Britain's Air Arms in Action 1945 - 1990

Vic Flintham

After the dust of World War II had settled, the military position of the UK was far from straightforward. This book discusses the types of active involvement of the RAF, Fleet Air Arm, and Army Air Corps between 1945 and 1995 including in Greece, the Netherlands, the East Indies, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, and more.
Date Published :
June 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844158157
Pages : 432
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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Overview
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After the dust of World War II had settled, the military position of the UK was far from straightforward. It was of course allied to the USA and part of NATO, but it was at odds with the former in maintaining an Empire and the two nations also had competing oil interests in the Middle East. The UK's engagement in war after 1945 was thus a strange mixture ranging from homeland security through insular actions within the colonies or protectorates to preserve empire - to playing a major role in confronting the USSR. The types of active involvement of the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps between 1945 and 1995 include the following, with examples.

Maintaining Local Stability - Greece, Netherlands East Indies. Maintaining Empire - Malaya, Kenya. Defending Empire - Borneo. Defending Interests - Suez, Kuwait. Homeland Security - Northern Ireland, air defense. Confrontation - Berlin Airlift, Korea. Covert Action - Albania, strategic reconnaissance. Humanitarian and Peacekeeping- Jordan, Cyprus. Development of Deterrent - Bombs, bombers and missiles.

About The Author
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Vic Flintham, Andrew Thomasare are experts in the codes used by the British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Force Units since 1938.

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