Swift to Battle. Volume 3: 1947-1963, Cold War Operations

No. 72 Fighter Squadron RAF in Action

Tom Docherty

This third volume traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel, and missions flown are described with accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew. This volume covers the period from 1947 to 1961 when the squadron was disbanded.
Date Published :
May 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
188 b/w & 16 color photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848841864
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95
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Overview
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This third of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with first-hand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew. Having seen active service in the war years this volume covers the period 1947 to 1961 when the squadron was disbanded. During this period the squadron moved into the jet age at first flying de Havilland Vampires and then the Gloster Meteor F8s in 1952 and finally the Gloster Javalin in 1959 until the squadron was disbanded at Leconfield in June 1961.

About The Author
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Tom Docherty is an author and historian.

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