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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.

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 : 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.

From Poverty to Silvered Wings of Flight

Author : Johnny Stark
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Dear Jay, Thank you for the opportunity to share your story. It was difficult to put this book down once you began it. Your book chronicles a glimpse of mid-twentieth century life in Arkansas, as well as, some of your exciting experiences as a charter pilot. The only thing missing from the fl ying accounts were the G-forces. Best wishes. Jimmy Harper, PhD

Silvered Wings

Author : Kingston upon Thames (England)
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Between God and Man

Author : Pope Innocent III
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The sermons presented in this rich collection cast a clearer light on Innocent's concept of what his duties were as priest and bishop.

Expositions on the Book of Psalms

Author : Saint Augustine
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Expositions on the Book of Psalms

Author : Saint Augustine of Hippo
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“Blessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodly” (ver. 1). This is to be understood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord Man. “Blessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodly,” as “the man of earth did,” who consented to his wife deceived by the serpent, to the transgressing the commandment of God. “Nor stood in the way of sinners.” For He came indeed in the way of sinners, by being born as sinners are; but He “stood” not therein, for that the enticements of the world held Him not. “And hath not sat in the seat of pestilence.” He willed not an earthly kingdom, with pride, which is well taken for “the seat of pestilence;” for that there is hardly any one who is free from the love of rule, and craves not human glory. Aeterna Press

The Expositions On The Psalms

Author : St. Augustine of Hippo
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life In any commentary on a portion of the Old Testament by a writer unacquainted with Hebrew, exact criticism, and freedom from mistake, must not be expected. But the Psalms have been so in the mouth and in the heart of God’s people in all languages, that it has been necessary often to find an explanation suitable to imperfect translations. And no doubt it is intended that we should use such explanations for the purpose of edification, when we are unable to be more accurate, though in proving doctrine it is necessary always to remember and allow for any want of acquaintance with the original, or uncertainty with respect to its actual meaning. However, the main scope and bearing of the text is rarely affected by such points as vary in different translations, and the analogy of the faith is sufficient to prevent a Catholic 4 mind from adopting any error in consequence of a text seeming to bear a heterodox meaning. Perhaps the errors of translation in the existing versions may have led the Fathers to adopt rules of interpretation ranging too far from the simple and literal; but having such translations, they could hardly use them otherwise. Meanwhile St. Augustin will be found to excel in the intense apprehension of those great truths which pervade the whole of Sacred Writ, and in the vivid and powerful exposition of what bears upon them. It is hardly possible to read his practical and forcible applications of Holy Scripture, without feeling those truths by the faith of which we ought to live brought home to the heart in a wonderful manner. His was a mind that strove earnestly to solve the great problems of human life, and after exhausting the resources, and discovering the emptiness, of erroneous systems, found truth and rest at last in Catholic Christianity, in the religion of the Bible as expounded by St. Ambrose. And though we must look to his Confessions for the full view of all his cravings after real good, and their ultimate satisfaction, yet throughout his works we have the benefit of the earnestness with which he sought to feed on the “sincere milk of the word.”

Hurtling Wings Stories from the Golden Age

Author : L. Ron Hubbard
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Racer and test pilot Cal Bradley flies?in the National Air Meet to capture?valuable air mail contracts. But Cal?faces an unscrupulous competitor and?a gorgeous dame who may spell his ruin?as the planes take flight.?...