Download e-book for kindle: A Goldstar Century: 31 Squadron RAF 1915-2015 by Ian Hall

By Ian Hall

ISBN-10: 1783400587

ISBN-13: 9781783400584

Number 31 Squadron RAF will have fun its centenary in 2015; a pivotal milestone for a Squadron engaged on the vanguard of army job for the prior a hundred years. With a couple of occasions covered as much as rejoice this crucial anniversary, former Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Ian corridor, has set himself the formidable job of penning the Squadron's whole background, from formation correct as much as current-day actions.

This full of life and informative narrative is interspersed with first-hand money owed taken from interviews performed with the boys who made/make up the Squadron. the 1st twenty-five years of the Squadron's historical past have been spent on India's North-West Frontier, consequently the Squadron motto 'First within the Indian Skies'. in the course of the moment global battle, it was once occupied almost always within the center East and North Africa, prior to relocating to the Burma theatre for the rest of the struggle. Upon returning to the united kingdom in 1948, the Squadron played communications tasks till, in 1955, it joined the chilly conflict in West Germany, working successively in reconnaissance and strike/attack roles. Operational deployment in recent times has visible the Squadron deployed in the course of the Gulf conflict, the Iraq warfare, in Kosovo, and Afghanistan. With troops pulling out of Afghanistan in 2014, 31 Squadron have now accomplished a round historical past, and there turns out no greater time than now to dedicate it to print.

Each and each part of this lengthy and sundry heritage is relayed in a mode that serves to supply an account that's right away celebratory and goal by way of recording not just the proof of many of the deployments but in addition the non-public tales of the lads in the back of the headlines.

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