Barnsley, 1st ed., 2007. X + 176 pp., photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. At the age of eighteen the author volunteered for pilot training with the RAF. Having almost completed his course to become a fighter pilot, an eye problem was detected and he was switched to navigational training. He completed a tour of thirty-four successful operations, the majority at night during 1944 and 1945 – at the height of the RAF's bomber offensive. This book includes many fascinating insights into the workings of wartime service with the RAF as an NCO crew. Also the pointless time-wasting of officialdom in a wartime situation – no holds barred!