On Laughter-Silvered Wings


The Story of Lt. Col. E.T (Ted) Strever D.F.C

By: Gail Strever – Morkel
Format: Hardback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781781591048
Published: 17th April 2013
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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On Laughter-Silvered Wings

This is the thoroughly researched account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot, the author's father, Ted. It is highly
personal, drawing on family history and changing lifestyles as the central figure fights his way through a series of experiences, flying coastal strike missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa, then in the Far East against the Japanese.

The story gets off to an engrossing operational start before tracking back to the personal family story to provide a context. Images of a lost world haunt pages that relate to an era in which a decisive individual could challenge the system and get results.

As the story of Coastal Command is often overlooked, the exploits recorded here serve as an overdue reminder of the unit and the
part it played in the Allied effort. 

Ted's wartime exploits include the first mid-air skyjacking in history; the daring solitary attack on the Italian fleet after he had lost the rest of his strike team; narrowly surviving being burned in a horrific air crash
in the Ceylon jungle; many emergency crashlandings; and finally – as commander of 27 Squadron – carrying out dangerous rescue
operations behind enemy lines for members of the Indian Resistance Movement operating in the Burmese jungle. These exploits, written largely in the voice of Ted Strever, and extensively illustrated with photographs, come vividly to life.

As seen in Discover Your History magazine.



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