The early days of today's Royal Air Force
The exploits of those 'daring young in their flying machines' who fought a daredevil war in the air in machines made of little more than wood, canvas and wire continue to enthral students of air warfare-both academic and casual. Whist these remarkable aviators appear within these pages, they are not this book's principal theme. The author was engaged in the momentous task of actually creating an air force-the original Royal Flying Corps-and keeping it in the air as a vital contribution to the war effort against Imperial Germany. This fascinating book details the earliest days of an arm of British forces which today we accept as a norm. Constant problems with maintenance, parts, new machines and greater refinements in the development of new and improved aircraft undertaken against the demands of operational necessity are the central story of this account told by one who was personally involved. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket.