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Shackleton Boys Volume 1 : True Stories from the Home-Based 'Kipper Fleet' Squadrons - Steve Bond

Shackleton Boys Volume 1

True Stories from the Home-Based 'Kipper Fleet' Squadrons

Hardcover Published: 28th September 2018
ISBN: 9781911621126
Number Of Pages: 256

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All of the Boys' stories are from air and ground crew veterans themselves, and because there are so many vital and entertaining accounts, Steve Bond has divided his subject into two volumes. Consequently this volume will cover UK-based units flying from Ballykelly (including Aldergrove), Farnborough, Honington, Kinloss, Lossiemouth, St Eval and St Mawgan, plus many overseas detachments including Christmas Island and Majunga.

To complement the detailed personal accounts and anecdotes are hundreds of original photographs and extensive appendices. A feast for any 'Shack' or military aviation aficionado.

About the Author

A life-long aviation professional and historian, Dr Steve Bond has spent over forty years working in the industry. He served in the Royal Air Force for twenty-two years as an aircraft propulsion technician, with tours on many different aircraft, and was part of the Eurofighter Typhoon project team in the MoD. Steve then spent thirteen years with City University London as a senior lecturer and course director. He developed and ran the world’s first MSc Air Safety Management programme for aviation professionals and continues to lecture on the subject.

He has a PhD in Air Safety Management, is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also the author of many magazine articles and books including: Heroes All, Special Ops Liberators (with Richard Forder), Wimpy, Meteor Boys and Javelin Boys for Grub Street.

Industry Reviews

"highly recommended"

-- Ben Dunnell * Aeroplane Monthly *

Saluting an unsung RAF warrior of the Cold War, this book is a fitting tribute to the personnel that kept this veteran on Britain's front line.

-- Glenn Sands * AirForces Monthly *

ISBN: 9781911621126
ISBN-10: 1911621122
Series: Shackleton Boys : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th September 2018
Publisher: Grub Street
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 419.0

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