Swift to Battle
Volume 3: No. 72 Squadron 1947 - 1961
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Aviation Book Reviews: Swift to Battle


This third of three volumes traces the history of No. 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons of the Royal Air Force.
The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described together with first-hand accounts from pilots, air and ground crew.

Having seen active service in world war 2 this volume covers from 1947 to 1961 when the squadron was disbanded. During this period the squadron moved into the jet age at first flying de Havilland Vampires, then Gloster Meteor F8s in 1952 and finally the Gloster Javalin in 1959 until the squadron was disbanded at Leconfield in June 1961.

Link:
Many thanks to Pen & Sword Aviation Books for the review copy, buy it here; www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
Rating:

Highly Recommended!
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Title:
Swift to Battle: 72 Fighter Squadron RAF in Action
Volume 3, 1947 to 1961, Into the Jet-Age & Cold War Operations
Author:
Tom Docherty
ISBN:
9781848841864
Format:
Hardback, 240 x 165mm, 150 pages including b&w and colour photographs
Publ. date:
April 2010
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