Sparkford, 1st ed., 1996. 162 pp. cold., frontis., + numerous cold., photo-ills., + 1 b&w photo-ill. D.j., 26 x 26cm. FINE. In continuous front-line service with the RAF for nearly 30 years, the passing of the Lightning represented the end of an era. It was the last of a rare breed: single seat, entirely British, magnificently overpowered, vertical twin-engine design and with highly swept wings. This stunning pictorial tribute to the Lightning concentrates on the final two years of front-line service at RAF Binbrook, as seen through the lens of the RAF's last pilot to convert to type.