A collection of accounts from the pilots of the Avro Shackleton - the RAF's first line of maritime defence from 1951 to 1991. Squadrons were based in the UK, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Far East. A second volume is set for release next year.
An avid aviation enthusiast and historian, Dr Steve Bond has spent most of his working life in the industry. He served in the Royal Air Force for twenty-two years as an aircraft propulsion technician, with tours on the Harrier, VC10, Chipmunk, Bulldog, Hawk and Tornado fleets, concluding his service career on the Eurofighter Typhoon with the MoD. Steve then spent 13 years with City University London as a senior lecturer and course director for the BEng/ MEng Air Transport Engineering and MSc Air Safety Management programmes. He has a PhD in Air Safety Management, is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also the author of a number of magazine articles and books, including Heroes All, Special Ops Liberators (with Richard Forder) Wimpy, Meteor Boys, and Javelin Boys for Grub Street.
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