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The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm (A5 size version) - Ray Sturtivant & Theo Ballance - Air Britain
SUPERB work on the FAA Squadrons by renowned aviation author, Ray Sturtivant (who sadly died in 2008). Huge amounts of information on each Squadron, and around 600 photos. This is an unusual A5 sized version (of what is normally an A4 oversized work weighing over 2 kilos) and quite possibly a first edition - Now difficult to find!
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Every past and present first and second-line squadron is listed, including Australian, Canadian and Dutch naval squadrons where their unit numbering makes them relevant. The coverage for each squadron comprises a concise narrative history, the squadron badge (if any), photos of representative aircraft in most instances, detailed tables of aircraft types flown with dates and examples, lists of commanding officers and lists of bases including detachments of all sizes. In addition the new edition includes a brief summary of the different types of identification marking carried over the years by squadron aircraft, and also lists battle honours awarded. Detailed indexes cover aircraft equipment, UK and overseas locations, ships names mentioned in the lists, plus a new index of commanding officers names. Detailed appendices, all updated, cover Boyd Trophy awards, ships names of FAA stations, FAA bases at home and overseas, aircraft carriers, Mac-ships, helicopter-carrying ships, pre- war FAA numbered flights and miscellaneous FAA units, FAA Flag Officers and major WW2 warships fitted with catapults. The latter, and also the lists of carriers and helicopter-carrying ships, include tables of relevant squadrons and flights, with dates and aircraft types with examples. As a cross-reference, there are lists of the identity numbers allocated in recent years to Wasp, Wessex and Lynx flights. There is also a list of naval aircraft currently held by the Yeovilton and Nowra museums. The whole range of side markings carried on naval aircraft since 1933 is covered in a series of detailed appendices. By reference to these lists and the accompanying general explanation, in conjunction with the information given for each squadron, it should be possible to identify the unit of most naval aircraft bearing a full side marking. Squadron badges were drawn by the late Mike Keep, editor of 'Scale Aircraft Modelling' magazine. The jacket design portrays naval aircraft from Dugald Cameron's excellent Squadron Prints series.
544 page hard cover published 1984
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