HIGH ENDEAVOUR: THE LIFE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RONALD IVELAW-CHAPMAN, GCB, KBE, DFC, AFC.

Ivelaw-Chapman, John.


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1st ed., 1993. 164 pp., 24 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Sir Ronald Ivelaw-Chapman was a remarkable man who had the good fortune to be born in an era when his particular talents were allowed to develop to the full. Just old enough to take part in the earliest days of aerial combat in the First World War, he was in uniform until well after the jet engine had taken command of the skies. This book presents his memoirs, edited by his son who also served in the RAF. The book not only covers the most vital years in the development of the RAF in which Sir Ronald played a significant part, but it is also packed with high level drama. Not many Englishmen, let alone future Air Marshals, were ever under sentence of death at the orders of Sir Winston Churchill himself.


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