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RAF handbook 1939-1945 / David Wragg.

By: Wragg, David W.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2006Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780750943611 (cased) :; 9780750943628 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- History -- World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, BritishDDC classification: 940.544941
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

It opens with a brief history of the service, followed by a chapter that reviews its situation on the outbreak of war. The chapters that follow look at the structure of the RAF, from the Air Ministry and Chief of the Air Staff down to squadron level, to include each of the Commands, including Transport Command (a creation of the war years). The main aircraft types used are listed, as well as a full listing of squadrons and airfields in the British Isles. The training of personnel, and such matters as uniforms, rank insignia, medals and life on a typical airfield, are also covered. The main battles or campaigns in which the service was involved are also described.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 315-316) and index.

11 68 74 96 161 168

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Glossary (p. xi)
  • 1 The World's First Air Force (p. 1)
  • 2 The RAF in 1939 (p. 9)
  • 3 Defeat and Retreat (p. 13)
  • 4 Taking the War to the Enemy (p. 33)
  • 5 The Battle of the Atlantic (p. 63)
  • 6 The Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East (p. 73)
  • 7 The War in the East (p. 87)
  • 8 The War in Europe (p. 93)
  • 9 The War and the RAF (p. 107)
  • 10 Recruitment and Training (p. 113)
  • 11 Personal and Personnel (p. 137)
  • 12 Wartime Squadrons (p. 147)
  • 13 The Main UK RAF Stations (p. 243)
  • Appendix 1 Comparison of Ranks - RAF, Royal Navy and Army (p. 271)
  • Appendix 2 The Air Council in 1940 (p. 273)
  • Appendix 3 Main Aircraft Types Operated, 1939-45 (p. 275)
  • Appendix 4 German Towns and Cities Subjected to RAF Area Attack, 1942-5 (p. 279)
  • Appendix 5 RAF Victoria Crosses (p. 283)
  • Appendix 6 Medals and Decorations (p. 303)
  • Chronology (p. 309)
  • Bibliography (p. 315)
  • Index (p. 317)