Bristol, 1st ed., 1990. 231 pp., 16 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. This book gives a true account of life in the RAF from 1934-1946 as experienced by an engine fitter. His story begins when almost half the service did their work with seaplanes and flying boats, often on board ships of the Royal Navy until the Fleet Air Arm came into being. Told in a lively narrative style the author depicts a number of historical scenes including life on a troopship, the sinking of H.M.S. YORK in Suda Bay, deprivations in the Western Desert, the first 1000 bomber raid, and other events crucial to the Second World War.