RAF IN 100 OBJECTS


RAF IN 100 OBJECTS

PETER JACOBS    Book Number: 87084    Product format: Paperback

The Schneider Trophy, winner of a race for seaplanes and flying boats; cap and bag of the Women's RAF, control of velocity test, pilots' notes, RAF Association remembrance garland, Vulcan XM627, Nimrod, Whittle W.1 jet engine, an Ops Board, the first edition of the Air Training Corps Gazette, Tenor drum, the two-seat Airco DH9 light bomber, an SE5a windscreen which shattered and killed WWI flying ace Major James McCudden, the highest-scoring British fighter aircraft of WWI, and the Sopwith Camel are some of the selections of 100 objects that tell the history of the RAF through its 100 years. Here are objects found at the famous large national museums including the Imperial War Museums and the Science Museum and of course at Hendon, Cosford and Scotland, objects found in public places and parks, memorials and family and private collections and the heritage centres and memorial rooms at RAF stations where the most exciting finds were made. From the Smuts Report to the remotely piloted air system, via Trenchard's boots and a 1948 Olympic running vest, discover the rich history and incredible development of Her Majesty's youngest service through 100 iconic objects. 349 large pages in softback, beautifully designed and with colour images on every left hand page.
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ISBN 9780750965361
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