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||No 457 (R.A.A.F.)
Squadron 1941-1945 Spitfire
by Jim Grant and Phil Listemann
||Soft, glossy colour covers;
19.00 Ä available online from Philiedition's website
publication detailing the history of RAF No 457 Royal
Australian Air Force Squadron during the era of
1941-1945; nice collection of mainly unpublished black and
white photographs; high quality profiles
Reviewed by Mick Evans
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This is an excellent publication detailing the history of RAF
No 457 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron during the era of
Shortly after Britainís declaration of war, it was recognised
that there would be a shortage of pilots and the British
Government asked Commonwealth countries to supply partially
trained aircrew for expansion of the RAF.
The Empire Air Training Scheme was set up to train aircrew to a
uniform standard across Commonwealth countries. Desirous of
still exercising some control over their nationals, Article XV
was set up whereby aircrew would be gathered into national
squadrons and RAF No 457 Squadron was designated as a Royal
Australian Air Force Squadron.
The book details the history of the Squadron while it was
operating Spitfires and details the operations, aircraft and the
pilots who flew them. The book contains 90 pages containing many
in-service black and white photographs.
There are some nice colour artwork plates produced by Malcolm
Laird of Ventura Publications fame.
The book is nicely printed by Graphic Sud in France and comes in
soft cover format.
This publication is a concise history of No 457 (R.A.A.F.)
Squadron 1941-1945 and is highly recommended.
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Review Copyright © 2007 by Mick Evans
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