The Cinderella Service
RAF Coastal Command 1939 - 1945
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The Cinderella Service reveals the vital contribution that RAF Coastal Command made to the Allied war effort. Although often referred to as the 'Cinderella Service' because by its nature, it did not gain the recognition it deserved and was overshadowed by Fighter and Bomber Commands and considering that it was not given priority in terms of aircraft and equipment, its wartime record was second to none.

The two main roles of Coastal Command were anti-submarine work in the Atlantic and anti-shipping operations against enemy warships and merchant vessels. This work looks at every aspect of the command's work, equipment and aircraft drawing upon many first-hand accounts. Lengthy and comprehensive appendices cover Orders of Battle, Commanders, U boats sunk, ships sunk, aircraft losses and casualties.

Andrew Hendrie has published
several books on WWII aviation including The Hudson and The Sunderland. He served in Coastal Command from 1939 and flew operationally from 1942 to 1945. This book is based on a thesis that he completed for a PhD just prior to his recent death.

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Many thanks to Pen and Sword books for the review copy, buy it here: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
The Cinderella Service - RAF Coastal Command 1939-1945
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Review:

Superb look at RAF Coastal Command during WW2, covers all aspects of aircraft and armaments, airfields and Squadrons, going on to describe Coastal Command's war and the tactics used against the U-boat and enemy surface shipping.

Numerous appendices cover Commanders, Squadrons, airfields, aircraft types and losses, set against sorties flown and U-boats damaged and sunk and suface shipping tonnage sunk.
If there is anything you want to know about
RAF Coastal Command then I think this book will have it!
Rating:
Very Highly Recommended! 4.5/5
The Cinderella Service - RAF Coastal Command 1939-1945
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Book format and details:
Title:
The Cinderella Service -
RAF Coastal Command 1939-1945
Author:
Andrew Hendrie
ISBN:
9781848842021
Format:
Paperback, 245 x 165mm, 272 pages including black and white photographs
Publ. date:
February 2010
The Cinderella Service - RAF Coastal Command 1939-1945
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