Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer Years

Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator: The Buccaneer Years

by David Herriot


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526706591
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Sales rank: 992,636
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Herriot served in the RAF for 38 years as a navigator and qualified weapons instructor both on the Buccaneer S2 and the Tornado GR1.Born and brought up in Glasgow, he now lives in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire with his wife Jo. He is a keen amateur genealogist who has researched his family history back to the 17th Century in and around Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. When not writing, he enjoys golf, the theatre, walking his Labrador and every minute spent with his five grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Foreword xi

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1 I Learned About Flying From That! 1

Chapter 2 Family Hold Back! 17

Chapter 3 S+ For Diligence 32

Chapter 4 Kicking My Heels 51

Chapter 5 Per Ardua Ad Astra 62

Chapter 6 Bring Your Own Towel 80

Chapter 7 Panache Et Precision 98

Chapter 8 When XV Came to Laarbruch: What a Happy Day 121

Chapter 9 NATO Trouble Spots (1974-1978) 162

Chapter 10 Training, Trapping and Trouble 220

Chapter 11 This Is The Life For You And Me 251

Epilogue 287

Glossary 291

Index 299

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