Desert Wheels by Bryan Blow

Desert Wheels

North Africa World War II
ISBN 1-84683-030-3
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by Bryan Blow
A pictorial history of No.51 (RAF) MT Company/Squadron of the Middle East Air Force (MEAF) 1942-56.

Illustrated with many historic photographs, this profile of the men and machines that provided essential backup services to the Middle East Air Force during North African campaign in the Second World War is a useful resource to historians.

On 15th May 1942 Flying Officer V.D. Fletcher, a Rhodesian, was taken a few miles out from Heliopolis, shown a square of open desert with four pegs marking the corners and told to “Get on with it.”

This was to mark the beginning of the most famous Mechanical Transport Company in the Royal Air Force.
Although little has been written previously about “51” ~ the men of this unit did magnificent work during the North African Campaign and made a significant contribution to Rommel’s eventual defeat.

This is their story ~ in words and pictures.

details: softback | 140 x 205 mm | 140 pages | 100 photographs
genre: Military history | RAF history | Transport History
readership: military historians /transport enthusiasts / general readers
themes: RAF in World War II /military vehicles