This book is the culmination of 20 years of research and writing on the part of Tom Docherty, who has compiled this superb history of RAF Aircrew Training in the UK during World War Two.
Tom has gathered an impressive amount of material, including first-hand accounts from many former aircrew, ground staff and instructors along with reproductions of ground plans, crests, log books and other memorabilia plus many photos. The book salutes the remarkable achievement of the dedicated staff of the RAF’s wartime training establishments in turning out over 90,000 trained aircrew in just a five-year period.
It is also a tribute to the many airmen who lost their lives in the course of training, either in accidents or as a result of enemy action during operational training sorties or air raids.
An outstanding and thoroughly researched piece of military history.