A Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939 - 1945 by Geoff Simpson PDF

By Geoff Simpson

An alphabetical account of the half within the moment international struggle performed through the ‘Kipper Fleet’ because it used to be recognized within the RAF. Coastal Command usually lacked assets in comparison with different domestic instructions, giving it its different nickname of the ‘Cinderella Service’. Its major function was once protective – that of shielding Britain’s very important sea borne provide traces in domestic waters in addition to within the Mediterranean, the center East and round the coasts of Africa.

Coastal Command additionally acted in an offensive potential, fairly within the so-called ‘Battle of the Barges’ in 1940 which helped deter Hitler from invading the united kingdom, and within the Mediterranean and the Baltic, attacking German delivery. Coastal Command, even though, is most commonly remembered for the conflict opposed to the U-boats, person who was once ultimately won.

From A to Z this well-illustrated booklet tells the tale of the gallantry, the achievements, the losses, the VCs, the plane and lots more and plenty else approximately RAF Coastal Command.

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