Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator


The Buccaneer Years

By: Wg Cdr David Herriot
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781526706591
Published: 8th November 2017
RRP / Print Price: £25.00

Current purchase price:
£25.00

Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator

David Herriot served almost 40 years in the Royal Air Force as a navigator, first on the Buccaneer S2 and subsequently on the Tornado GR1. This volume recounts his early career operating the Buccaneer on three operational flying tours plus a tour as an instructor on the Operational Conversion Unit. With almost 2500 hours on an aircraft that was operated at high-speed, in all weathers and at ultra low-level, his task in the rear seat was a demanding one. But Herriot was more than just the guy in the back of a Buccaneer; he was, quite routinely, and often to the exasperation of his seniors, the life and soul of any party that was taking place either at home base or when overseas defending the flanks of NATO.

This is an epic adventure for the aviation enthusiast, particularly those with affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer, and is one that provides a great deal more than the usual introduction to a specific aircraft type and the people who flew it. Here the reader will find an absolute insight into life on a fast jet squadron, at work and mischievous play during the Cold War and they will be introduced to some of the modern Royal Air Force’s greatest characters.

 




Some books that may interest you

Hitler
Hitler
By: Andrew Norman

The Life of General George Monck
The Life of General George Monck
By: Peter Reese

Armoured Trains
Armoured Trains
By: Lt Col. PAUL MALMASSARI

The 2nd Norfolk Regiment: From Le Paradis to Kohima
The 2nd Norfolk Regiment: From Le Paradis to Kohima
By: Peter Hart

The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
By: Anthony Tucker-Jones

From Biplane to Spitfire
From Biplane to Spitfire
By: Anne Baker

Red Star Against the Swastika
Red Star Against the Swastika
By: Vasily B Emelianenko

North Korea - Warring with the World
North Korea - Warring with the World
By: Paul Moorcraft

The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag
The RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's Kitbag
By: Mark Hillier



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.