Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer by David Herriot

By David Herriot

David Herriot served nearly forty years within the Royal Air strength as a navigator, first at the Buccaneer S2 and consequently at the twister GR1. This quantity recounts his early occupation working the Buccaneer on 3 operational flying excursions plus a journey as an teacher at the Operational Conversion Unit. With virtually 2500 hours on an airplane that used to be operated at high-speed, in all weathers and at extremely low-level, his activity within the rear seat used to be a hard one. yet Herriot used to be greater than simply the fellow behind a Buccaneer; he used to be, relatively commonly, and sometimes to the exasperation of his seniors, the lifestyles and soul of any get together that used to be happening both at domestic base or whilst abroad protecting the flanks of NATO.

This is an epic event for the aviation fanatic, fairly people with affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer, and is person who offers greatly greater than the standard advent to a selected plane style and the folks who flew it. the following the reader will locate an absolute perception into lifestyles on a quick jet squadron, at paintings and mischievous play through the chilly battle and they're going to be brought to a few of the fashionable Royal Air Force’s maximum characters.

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