FERRY COMMAND.

McVicar, Don.


£20.00




Shrewsbury, 1st ed., 1981. 213 pp., photo-plates + ills. D.j., 22 x 13cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., narrowly trimmed, not affecting any text, and 2 small, faint traces of tape to e.p.’s o/w Nr.FINE. On the 10th November, 1940, seven Lockheed Hudsons, crewed by Canadian Pacific Air Services personnel, made a non-stop flight across the Atlantic, setting the foundation for what was to become the Royal Air Force Ferry Command, which by V.E. Day had delivered over 10,000 combat aircraft. The story of the Command from its inception in 1940 until September 1942, the thorough training, exploratory flights into the Canadian Arctic and the first delivery of bombers via the Greenland – Iceland route are graphically recounted in this exciting story of a little-known part of the war.


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