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Royal Air Force

A Centenary of Operations by Napier, Michael Code: 50251 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publication date: 18/01/2018 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $47.41
The world's first independent air force, the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018. In the 100 years since the end of World War I, the service has been involved in almost continuous operations around the globe, giving the RAF the longest and most wide-ranging history of any air force in the world. But over the years this history has also become entangled with myths. The Royal Air Force: A Centenary of Operations will set the record straight, dispelling these as it uncovers - in both words and photographs - the true exploits and accomplishments of RAF personnel over the last 100 years. From its formation as an independent service in the dying days of World War I, its desperate fight against the Axis air forces in World War II, to its commitments during both the Cold War and modern times, this is the complete story of how the RAF has defended Britain for a century.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publication date: 18/01/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 242mm X 190mm
Code: 50251
Chapter 1 - 1918-28 Formation & Early Years; WW1 operations - Western Front (including Independent Air Force and Home Defence), Italy, Greece (Salonika), Palestine, Mesopotamia; Russia 1918-20; Somaliland (Force Z) 1919-20 Air Control - Aden, Iraq, Palestine, TransJordan, Sudan, India; India (including 'Pink's War' 1925); Shanghai Defence Force 1927; Kabul Rescue 1928 Chapter 2 - 1928-1938 Re-armament & Expansion; Air Control - Aden, Iraq, Palestine, TransJordan, Sudan, India; Long-Range Flights 1933, 1938; High-Altitude Flights 1936;Schneider Trophy 1929-31; Empire Air Days; Radar; Fighter Command; Bomber Command; Coastal Command (including Fleet Air Arm) Chapter 3 - 1938-1948 Second World War; 1940 - France, Norway, Eritrea, Battle of Britain; 1941 - Egypt & Mediterranean (-1944), Far East (-1945); Day bomber ops, Fighter sweeps, Coastal Ops (Bay of Biscay, Norway); Bomber Offensive Bomber ops over Balkans & Central Europe from Italy; Photo-Recce; Air-Sea Rescue; RAF Regiment; Java 1947 Chapter 4 - 1948-58 Beginnings of Cold War & End of Empire; Berlin Airlift 1948; Malaya 1948-58; Korea 1950-53 (including RAF pilots fly with USAF); Kenya Mau Mau 1952-56; Suez 1956; Cyprus EOKA 1956-60; V- Bombers; Operation Grapple H-Bombs 1956-58;NATO/ 2 TAF Germany; RAuxAF Chapter 5 - 1958-68 Cold War; Thor IRBM 1958-63; V-Force Blue Steel 1963-70; Air-to-Air refuelling; Earthquake relief Morocco 1960; Famine Relief Kenya & Somalia 1961-62; Hurricane relief Honduras 1961; Kuwait Crisis 1961 Berlin Crisis 1961;Indonesia Confrontation 1963-66; Cyprus 1964; Rhodesia UDI/Zambia 1965; Torrey Canyon 1967 Chapter 6 - 1968-78 Re-equipment; RAF Germany; Humanitarian relief - East Pakistan 1971, Nicaragua 1972, Nepal (Op Khana Cascade) 1973; Belize 1971 Harrier Force (-93);Northern Ireland - Op Banner (Helicopter Force) 1972-2002 Interceptions of Soviet aircraft in UK airspace; Exercises - RED FLAG 1977;SAR helicopters? Chapter 7 - 1978-88 Last Days of the Cold War; Falkland War Op Corporate 1982; Lebanon Op Pulsator 1983; Famine Relief; Ethiopia (Op Bushel 1984-85); Rhodesia/Zimbabwe 1979/80; Gibraltar; Falkland Air Defence Chapter 8 - 1988-98 Back to Operations; End of Cold War 1988; Gulf War Op Granby 1991;Op Warden Northern Iraq 1991-2001 Op Jural/Bolton Southern Iraq 1991-2001; Op Desert Fox Iraq 1998; Bosnia 1993-98; Zaire (Canberra PR) 1996; RAF Regiment in Cambodia (UN) Chapter 9 - 1998-2008 Continued Operations; Kosovo Op Engadine 1999; Iraq Op Jural/Warden/Bolton/Resinate; Sierra Leone Op Palliser 2000;Gulf War 2 - Op Telic 2003-11; Afghanistan - Op Herrick 2002-14; Air Defence of Falklands Chapter 10 - 2008-2018 Iraq - Op Telic -2011;Afghanistan - Op Herrick -2014;Libya - Op Ellamy 2011; Iraq/Syria - Op Shader 2014-present; Baltic Air Policing