The Sutton Handbook series provides very good value for money and this book is no exception. This is one of those books that is truly in the ” if you only buy one book on the subject, this is the one to buy” category. The author demonstrates command of his subject and a carefully researched work. There are many first class photographs and sketches, drawings and tables illustrating a well written text. Whatever knowledge the reader has of the subject, there will be something new to learn from this book. All aspects receive coverage, history, clothing, equipment, aircraft, training, operations, people, politics. A highly recommended book.