Armed action : my war in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron / James Newton.
By: Newton, James.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Headline, 2007Description: 246 pages,  pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780755316014 (hbk.) :; 0755316010 (hbk.) :; 9780755316021 (pbk.); 9780755316038 (pbk.); 0755316037 (pbk.); 0755316029; 9780755316021.Subject(s): Newton, James | Great Britain. Royal Navy | Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain -- Biography | Iraq War, 2003 -- Aerial operations, British | Iraq War, 2003- -- Aerial operations, British | Iraq War, 2003 -- Personal narratives, British | Iraq War, 2003 -- Aerial operations, BritishDDC classification: 92 NEW
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"I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it . . . Someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it." Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery. In a career that has seen him on operations over Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland, and most recently Iraq, Newton is no stranger to being shot at. He has flown all the aircraft the Navy has and even ones it doesn't. Thrilling and fast-paced, this adrenaline-fuelled journey through a pilot's life is a fascinating insight into life in the air.
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