From The Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office, The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F ‘Johnny’ Langer

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.


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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
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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.