RAF Plumber

RAF post-war
ISBN 1-84683-007-9
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by Michael 'Andy' Anderton
Experiences with things that go bang ~ during 30 years as an RAF Armourer 1953-83

Illustrated with historic photographs this memoir of a former RAF armourer during the Cold War years contains a wealth of information of interest to historians and researchers as well as being entertaining reading for anyone interested in arms and armaments of the activities of the Royal Air Force during the Cold War era.

In this entertaining memoir Michael Anderton looks back on his 30-year career in the RAF as a ‘plumber’ (RAF slang for the trade of Armourer), during which time he packed in a wide variety of experiences, both at home and abroad.

After training at RAF Halton, Michael served at various postings in the UK and overseas, including RAF Tengah (Singapore), RAF Maintenance Base Safi (Malta), No.5131 Bomb Disposal Squadron at RAF Stafford, RAF Wildenrath (Germany), RAF Coltishall, RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus), and the Missile Servicing Flight at RAF Wattisham.

In the course of these postings he had many interesting and unusual experiences, which he shares with his readers in the course of this lively and well-written account.

Delivered in a good-humoured style that is always enjoyable to read, this book contains plenty to entertain any reader, but will, of course, be of particular interest to Mike’s fellow RAF ‘plumbers’ , who will doubtless have shared many similar experiences.

details Softback / 156×234 mm / 162 pages text and photographs