By Christopher Shores
This quantity updates the data within the first quantity and provides a few new names. info has been extra at the pilots who won good fortune opposed to the V-1 flying bombs in the course of 1944-45. aspect can also be supplied on these devices during which almost the entire fighter pilots served at your time or one other - the fighter Operational education devices - and of professional devices comparable to the primary Gunnery college, Fighter Leader's institution and Fighter Experimental devices. there's additionally assurance of the single different conflicts during which British pilots were in a position to declare victories because 1945 - Korea and the Falklands clash.
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THE DOGS OF WAR Rushing through the arcane halls, Down the comdors of space, Came with sudden fearsome horror, Swift with flashing crooked crosses, Thrusting forward massive bosses, Came from out the sun the Hun, Came in packs the dreaded Hun. Swiftly fling the wings asunder, Seeking for some cloud to hide in, Twisting turning sunwards streaming From red tracers fiery might, Through the leaden cloying blindness, Reaching, searching for God’s light. Chased we down the broken crosses To the pit of black despair, Yet still with unrelenting pace, Fling they their steeds towards the sun, Grotesquely dancing pirouettes Until the race is run.
I have also provided some information regarding the activities of Commonwealth fighter pilots in Korea, and of the British Sea Harrier pilots in the Falklands. None became “aces” in the traditional sense, but the latter was the first major action in which pilots of the RAF and FAA played a significant part in aerial combat since 1945, and may well prove to have been the last. Finally, several people have asked why no Bibliography was included in Aces High. Wherever a pilot has a biography or autobiography dealing with his life or wartime experiences, I have mentioned this within the individual notes on the man in question.
Therefore the Pools were formed into Operational Training Units, more formally to prepare the new or inexperienced for their early introduction to active service. Indeed, shortly after their formation, the withdrawal from France of some of the initial members of the AASF, who were already in need of a brief ‘rest’ from operations, allowed ex-members of 1 and 73 Squadrons to join the first two new OTUs to pass on the benefits of their actual experience to the neophytes. e. conversion from day to night operations).