The Dambuster Squadron

Colin Higgs, Bruce Vigar

Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Voices in Flight
Illustration :
16pp b/w plate section
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781593714
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Borne of a well-established partnership between the authors Colin Higgs and Bruce Vigar, this evocative and beautifully crafted piece of work is sure to appeal to the aviation fraternity as well as serving as a memorial to the veterans whose exploits characterize this most daring and iconic of raids. As we approach the 70th Anniversary of the 1943 Raid, it seems fitting that we should have such an account to mark the occasion, consolidating the collective experiences of a selection of aircrew who contributed to the proceedings.

The authors have set themselves the ambitious task of interviewing as wide a cross-section of veterans as they can, in order to fill out a book of representative recollections. Each chapter is dedicated to a separate veteran, woven together with the author's supplementary historical narrative, setting each account in context.

Complete with a selection of black and white photographs, set in plates, the finished work presents itself as a kind of scrapbook – voices, images, snippets of transcribed memoir whose cumulative effect is to create a real sense of the times as hand, with authentic commentary from those who engaged at the forefront of the action.

Veterans featured
Les Munro
George Johnson
John Bell
John Langston
Grant McDonald
Murray Valentine
Frank Tilley
Benny Goodman
Ken Lucas
Tom Bennett

About The Author

Colin Higgs has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the broadcast and home entertainment industries and for much of that time has co-produced, written and researched aviation documentaries together with Bruce Vigar of Leading Edge TV. Colin’s business, A Flying History, was created to make accessible the unique Peter Keating and John Stroud aviation photograph collections and Colin and Bruce's extensive archive of first-hand interviews with RAF veterans.

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