By Ian Hall
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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A Goldstar Century: 31 Squadron RAF 1915-2015 by Ian Hall