This is a particularly interesting story because of the wide range of experience from WWII to the Cold War, to senior rank, to the Cabinet Office. Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: From The Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office, The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F 'Johnny' Langer FILE: R2462 AUTHOR: J F Langer PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 288 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War 2, World War Two, RAF, Red Arrows, Spitfire, Tempest, gliders, air assault, jets, Cold War, Malaya, Burma, West Germany, Cabinet Office ISBN: 1-47386-004-0 IMAGE: B2462.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/hme6wb9 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a particularly interesting story because of the wide range of experience from WWII to the Cold War, to senior rank, to the Cabinet Office. Very Highly Recommended. The author enjoyed a diverse career. He started off as a glider pilot in WWII, preparing for air assaults in Burma. After the end of WWII, he served in Malaya and West Germany, as a fighter pilot. He flew Spitfires and Tempests, before going on to fly jets and, during his career, he flew 56 aircraft types. He commanded at RAF Valley as a Group Captain and ended his career as Director of Flying Training. Having set up the Red Arrows, flying Folland Gnats, as Director he saw their transition onto the BAE Hawk in which guise they have become world famous, flying the flag for Great Britain all over the world. There are many images through the body of the book and the author's career spans the range from glider through high performance prop plane, to the Cold War jets and the Hawk trainer which continues to serve the RAF and many other air forces. This really is a book not to be missed by aviation enthusiasts.