09 April 2018
The latest book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF has been released.
RAF100: The Official Story, available from Carlton Books and costing £25, is written by historian and TV presenter, James Holland, in association with the RAF. The air force celebrated its 100-year anniversary this month.
In the hardback book, James Holland accessed the historic RAF archives of photographs and documents to produce a lively and accessible celebration of the RAF. It covers the early years of the air force in World War I, when pilots were open to the elements in craft made of wood and fabric, to the famous Battle of Britain in World War II, through to the life-saving missions carried out in today’s trouble zones.
RAF100: The Official Story looks at the men, women and aircraft at the heart of this great service. James Holland himself commented, “When writing this book I was reminded of the fantastic rate of development, particularly the first 50 years of the RAF – they went from flimsy biplanes to supersonic jets. Incredible.”
You can order it through www.carltonbooks.co.uk.
Don't forget, 100 Years of the RAF, a commemorative bookazine celebrating 100 years since the formation of the RAF, is now on sale. Order your copy by clicking on 100 RAF.
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