Articles tagged Auxiliary Air Force

Page 19 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 1957

Book Reviews

"Fly For Your Life," by Larry Forrester. 367 pp. 8 in. by 5¼ in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., Ludgate House, 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 18s.) "Fly For Your Life" is Larry Forrester's biography of Wing-Comdr. Robert Stanford Tuck, D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, one of the great fighter pilots of World War Two. It follows the pattern of many similar biographies and autobiographies of R.A.F. fighter...

Page 67 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1969

Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS "British Aviation—The Great War and Armistice", by Harald Penrose. 621 pp., 8 1/5 in. x 5 3/5 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd, 9, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2. 105s.) This is another in Putnam's aviation series—and books about flying and aeroplanes seem to be out-numbering motoring books for the present—and it is the successor to the same author's earlier work "British Aviation...

Page 31 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1971

"Gloster Aircraft Since 1917"

By Derek N. James. 446pp. 8 3/4 in. x. 5 1/2 in. (Putnam & Co. Ltd., 9, Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AL. £5.50.) Another volume in their prolific, packed-with-information, copiously-illustrated one-make aeroplane histories, this one about the Gloucestershire/Gloster Aircraft Company is more than usually nostalgic to those whose schooldays were spent, as some of mine were, hanging about near...

Page 38 of November 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1929

AIR

An Article by Capt. Neville Stack, A.F.C. Chief Pilot of National Flying Services. FROM the earliest days of history, whether of Eastern or Western civilisations, man has looked into the sky and aspired to join, the birds in, annihilatin time and distance. Western, legends tell of Bladud, King of Britain, who is supposed to have achieved gliding flight at Bath : of that Scottish monk who leaped...

Page 35 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1974

Looking back with Mike Oliver

The exploits and achievements of Connaught Engineering in the early and mid-1950s are well chronicled and rightly so, for this ambitious privately financed effort at putting Britain on the Formula One map paved the way for others to succeed where Connaught only had partial success. Unlike BRM, support for which was canvassed from both industrial sources and public subscription during its dark...

Page 16 of July 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1940

Rumblings

Old Masters IT is possible to withdraw behind the yellow doors of a certain garage in Chelsea and to forget for as long as one is able to spare the troubles and tribulations of this mad, destructive world. I was privileged to visit the Clutton-Short collection of motor-cars., the other evening, and I am going to risk incensing the non-vintage reader by touching on some of the absorbing things I...

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