Blue Sky Warriors: Heroic Tales from the Front Line with Today's RAF

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Since 2006 the RAF has provided major air support in southern Afghanistan to help with reconstruction and to support the authority of the Afghan government. Its personnel and aircraft have been very heavily involved in everything from tactical reconnaissance and close air-support to in-theatre airlift and air-refuelling. Author Antony Loveless presents the personal stories of a complete cross-section of the RAF’s personnel deployed on the frontline in Afghanistan - from the Air Commander in overall charge on the ...
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Since 2006 the RAF has provided major air support in southern Afghanistan to help with reconstruction and to support the authority of the Afghan government. Its personnel and aircraft have been very heavily involved in everything from tactical reconnaissance and close air-support to in-theatre airlift and air-refuelling. Author Antony Loveless presents the personal stories of a complete cross-section of the RAF’s personnel deployed on the frontline in Afghanistan - from the Air Commander in overall charge on the airside, down through his section commanders, to the pilots, engineers, loadmasters and all those on the ground who make it happen.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781844256334
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Antony Loveless is a freelance journalist and photographer and has flown with the RAF, sailed beneath the Atlantic in a Royal Navy nuclear submarine. His work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, Zoo, Sky News, Real, Bizarre, Royal Air Force Magazine, Defence Helicopter, Airliner World, Pilot, Skydiving and Despatches. He is also a regular contributor to two news agencies on a range of issues. In January 2004 Antony was appointed as Baghdad Bureau Chief for the London Press Service, a position he held until the handover of power to the Iraqis in June. He lives in London.
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