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On Laughter Silvered Wings

Author : Thomas Palmer Millar
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On Laughter Silvered Wings

Author : Gail Strever-Morkel
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This well written and thoroughly researched biographical account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot (the author's father) is sure to appeal widely. The story is by necessity highly personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of challenging experiences, flying coastal strike missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa, then in the Far East against the Japanese. The story is full of personal perspectives and gets off to a thorough and engrossing operational start, before retracing the personal family story to place everything in context. Images of a lost world haunt the pages, evocative of an era where a decisive individual could challenge the system and get results, despite massive inflexibility within the Services. This work is sure to make a welcome addition to any discerning readers collection; the story of Coastal Command is often overlooked, with histories focusing largely on the Fighter boys and Bomber Boys of World War Two and their associated experiences. The exploits recorded in this book therefore serve as an overdue reminder of the Unit, and the part they played in the Allied effort.Ted's wartime exploits include the first midair skyjacking in history, a daring solitary attack on the Italian fleet after losing the rest of his strike team, narrowly surviving being burnt in the subsequent inferno of a horrific air crash in the Ceylon jungle, many emergency crash landings and finally as Commander of 27 Squadron carrying out dangerous rescue operations behind enemy lines for members of the Indian Resistance Movement who were operating in the jungle of Burma. Written largely in the first person, and illustrated extensively, these exploits come vividly to life.

Laughter silvered Wings

Author : John Pascoe-Watson
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Laughter Silvered Wings

Author : J. Douglas Harvey
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Laughter Silvered Wings

Author : J. Douglas Harvey
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From the author of Boys, Bombs, and Brussels Sprouts and The Tumbling Mirth: Remembering the Air Force comes yet another uproarious ascent into high-altitude insanity. And this time, J. Douglas Harvey includes delightful anecdotes sent to him by “WDs” -- as enthusiastic and proud as any member of the air force, the first-ever members of the Women's Division led a life that was often tough, but always intriguing. This book contains dozens of hilarious stories from WDs who recall the days when uniforms seemed to come in just a single size -- but women had to be brave in more ways than one. There is a wealth of other incident here as well. Confessions of blunders (or hair-breadth escapes) in the air, details of disastrous parades, and stories of social occasions that were sometimes bungled -- but always enjoyed. Poems, pranks, and practical jokes are all part of this light-hearted look at the air force from pre-Royal Canadian Air Force days on.

On Laughter silvered Wings

Author : Alf Batchelder
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On Laughter Silvered Wings

Author : Howard A. Hughes
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High Flight

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"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings" Iconic words of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., spontaneously and magnificently come to life in this vibrant, free-flowing setting with unison, two-part, and four-part vocal scoring. For general concert or patriotic occasions, this one is not to be missed!

Silvered Wings

Author : John Severne
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John Severne joined the RAF in 1944 and gained his wings two months after World War II ended. This book captures the authors great passion for flying, whether it be in jet-fighters, light aircraft, helicopters or making model planes and gives details of his long a illustrious career.His first posting was to No 264 Night Fighter Squadron flying the de Havilland Mosquito. On a flying instructors course at the Central Flying School, he flew a Lancaster, Spitfire and his first jet the Vampire. Posted to Germany as a flight commander on a Venom squadron, he was awarded an Air Force Cross for landing an aircraft that had caught fire. As a Squadron Leader, he became Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh. Then followed a period as chief instructor on Britains first supersonic fighter, the English Electric Lightning. Later he became Wing Commander Ops at the joint HQ of Middle East Command where he was involved in counter-terrorist operations in Aden. As Station Commander of RAF Kinloss, he was responsible for the introduction of the Nimrod in 1971 and at the height of the Cold War when these new anti-submarine aircraft were a vital part of Britains defense.

On the Wings of Geezers

Author : The Friday Pilots
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First person stories of The Friday Pilots of Tucson Arizona. Lessons learned flying the old airplanes in the old Air Force, Army and Navy in peace and war. They crashed, they burned, they laughed, they cried, they soared. These pilots are the REAL DEAL. They’ve been there, done that. You’ll enjoy.