The Royal Air Force ; An Illustrated History

London, England: Arms and Armour Press, 1993. Reprint. Hardcover. 288 pages. Oversize book, measuring 10 inches by 7-1/2 inches. Includes Foreword by Marshal of the RAF Sir Peter Harding, Introduction, Acknowledgments, Appendices, and Index. Includes 17 pages of black and white maps, and many black and white photographs. Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael John Armitage, KCB, CBE (born 25 August 1930) is a retired senior Royal Air Force commander. Armitage joined the Royal Air Force in 1947. He was appointed Officer Commanding No. 17 Squadron in 1967 and Station Commander at RAF Luqa in 1972. He was then Senior RAF Representative on the Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1980. He became Director of Service Intelligence in 1982 and Chief of Defence Intelligence in 1984. He became Air Member for Supply and Organisation in 1985, Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1988 before retiring in 1990. This book tells the story of the Royal Air Force from its origins before the First World War to the present time, including the many fundamental changes that were taking place at the time of writing, early in 1993. It offers a concise analysis of the developments that have shaped the service, and of the influences that have shaped its destiny over seven and a half decades. This text provides a complete history of the RAF, written by one its most distinguished officers. The study charts its development, expansion and challenges from fledgling days in 1918 to its present day status. The text explores interwar threats and experiments in airpower, and its massive expansion and action in World War II. The people involved and effect of changing technology on its role in war and peace are emphasized. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Royal Air Force, Great Britain, World War 1, World War 2, Pictorial Works, Nuclear Deterrence, RAF

ISBN: 1854091239

[Book #79387]

Price: $50.00

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