PADDY : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WING COMMANDER PATRICK BARTHROPP D.F.C., A.F.C.

Barthropp, Wing Commander Patrick.


£40.00




J&KH Publishing, 1st ed., Thus, 2001 (previously published by Howard Baker Press, 1987 / 1990). Xiv + 143 pp., numerous photo-ills. Laminated boards ; 21 x 15cm. Tiny bump to top corner o/w FINE. Taught flying at the de Havilland School, the author first flew obsolete Hinds, Hectors and Lysanders against the Germans immediately after the outbreak of war ' a hair-raising experience. He converted to Spitfires just in time to meet the Luftwaffe head-on in the Battle of Britain, alongside legendary flyers like Bob Tuck, Johnnie Johnson, 'Killy' Kilmartin, Jim Hallowes, 'Sailor' Malan and Douglas Bader. The author left the RAF to set up his own luxury car-hire firm, chauffeuring the rich and the famous, and the infamous too, all over England. A Scarce book in a Very Scarce edition.


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