Volume 2 , Complete in itself. 1st ed., 1966. 382 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 23 x 15cm. V.G. The fist volume of Sholto Douglas’ autobiography, Years of Combat, describes his experiences as a fighter pilot in the First World War. The second volume available here is complete in itself for covering the period of the Second World War – a time when Douglas held the most senior rank there is in the RAF: Marshal. He served as Commander-in-Chief without a break from the Battle of Britain to the end of the war. Succeeding Lord Dowding as C-in-C Fighter Command in the autumn of 1940, he moved two years later to the command of the RAF in the Middle East, returning in 1944 to become C-in-C and Military Governor of the British Zone of occupied Germany. It is a unique record that throws an intimate light on the great commanders of the RAF at that time.