1st ed., 1990. 224 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some maps. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. In this first substantial history of British naval aviation for many years, the author takes the reader back through the infant days of the first deck landings, into the years of improvisation and experiment, the dramas of the Second World War and the first jet-powered naval aircraft, to the advances offered by the helicopter and the test of modern naval air strategies in the South Atlantic. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a handful of maps.