Download e-book for kindle: A Goldstar Century: 31 Squadron RAF 1915-2015 by Ian Hall

By Ian Hall

ISBN-10: 1783400587

ISBN-13: 9781783400584

Number 31 Squadron RAF will rejoice its centenary in 2015; a pivotal milestone for a Squadron engaged on the leading edge of army job for the prior a hundred years. With a few occasions covered as much as rejoice this significant anniversary, former Commanding Officer of the Squadron, Ian corridor, has set himself the formidable job of penning the Squadron's complete historical past, from formation correct as much as current-day actions.

This energetic and informative narrative is interspersed with first-hand money owed taken from interviews carried out with the boys who made/make up the Squadron. the 1st twenty-five years of the Squadron's heritage have been spent on India's North-West Frontier, as a result the Squadron motto 'First within the Indian Skies'. throughout the moment global struggle, it used to be occupied mostly within the heart East and North Africa, sooner than relocating to the Burma theatre for the rest of the struggle. Upon returning to the united kingdom in 1948, the Squadron played communications tasks until eventually, in 1955, it joined the chilly battle in West Germany, working successively in reconnaissance and strike/attack roles. Operational deployment in recent times has noticeable the Squadron deployed in the course of the Gulf conflict, the Iraq warfare, in Kosovo, and Afghanistan. With troops pulling out of Afghanistan in 2014, 31 Squadron have now accomplished a round heritage, and there turns out no higher time than now to devote it to print.

Each and each side of this lengthy and sundry historical past is relayed in a method that serves to supply an account that's right now celebratory and target by way of recording not just the proof of some of the deployments but in addition the private tales of the boys at the back of the headlines.

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