Ace’s, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing, a Collective Memoir 1941-1942

With all the books written about fighter pilots in WWII, here is a 
book that shows there is always room for a new approach that 
produces an entertaining and informative perspective on part of 
the air war over Europe. Strongly Recommended.

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NAME: Ace's, Airmen and the Biggin Hill Wing, a Collective Memoir 
1941-1942
FILE: R2411
AUTHOR:  Jon E C Tan
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  250
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War 1I, World War Two, Second World War, RAF, 
Spitfire, Rhubarbs, air stations, pilots, aces, tactics, organization, 
personal recollections
ISBN: 1-47388-169-2
IMAGE: B2411.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: With all the books written about fighter pilots in WWII, 
here is a book that shows there is always room for a new approach 
that produces an entertaining and informative perspective on part of 
the air war over Europe. Strongly Recommended.

Biggin Hill is one of the most famous RAF Battle of Britain airfields 
defending Southern England. It has featured in countless books about 
that period when Spitfires and Hurricanes were all that stood between 
home and invader. What has been far less well covered is what happened 
to Biggin Hill and its neighbours after the Battle of Britain. This 
book very successfully fills the gap.

It is essentially a collection of memoirs of those who were there in 
the period 1941-1942, when the RAF Fighter Command went over to the 
offensive and also continued to counter the smaller scale attacks by 
German aircraft. This is a rich account of a very varied but important 
period for Biggin Hill and its pilots.

The author provides a broader background that provides the mountings 
for the individual stories. It is a lively story with a good pace and 
valuable support by an interesting selection of images in the photo 
plate section.