Zero to Hero

From a Boys’ Home to RAF Hero

Peter Bodle FRAeS

Date Published :
January 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
32 black and white
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781553039
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Zero to Hero follows the short life of Victor Roe DFM, CGM, a child from an extremely dysfunctional family from poverty stricken beginnings in a Norwich slum. We plot his progress through council care in Norfolk, to a Boys Home in Northamptonshire and a training farm in Kent, through to RAF Pathfinder aircrew. It also sheds a little light on the social divides that split the UK in the early part of the 20th century.

About The Author

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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