Northern 'Q': The History of Royal Air Force, Leuchars

Northern 'Q': The History of Royal Air Force, Leuchars

by Ian Watson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781556092
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Publication date: 12/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ian Smith Watson was born in 1960 and served in the RAF from 1977 to 1990 as an Air Defence Radar Operator. He also worked in Saudi Arabia from 1991 to 1993 on contract to the RSAF under the GENA programme and received the FAA Flight Despatch Licence in 1993.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Ploughshares to Propellers 13

2 Flying Training School 18

3 On the Front Line 27

4 Peace and Tranquillity 40

5 Cold North, Cold War 43

6 All Weathers, All Night 63

7 QRA and Lightning Response 83

8 The Mighty Phantom 131

9 The Tornado Years, Cold War Thaw 171

10 Defence and Security Review, Typhoon and the Future 185

Postscript 197

Appendix I 199

Appendix II 203

Appendix III 205

Bibliography 208

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