He was a superb pilot, loved by all the air and ground crew under his command. His reputation as a fearless and dynamic leader remains a legend today. The book contains detailed and graphic accounts of aerial sorties and strikes throughout the dark days over Nazi Europe. Tragically he was killed in action in July 1944, one week prior to promotion and a job ashore. The book includes many of his letters and extracts from his diary.
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This is a massive book (370+ pages of text in very small font size), and is clearly a work of many years. However, it reads well and the author has done a fine job of weaving in annecdotal, diary and letter extracts. Yes, there are places where some editing would have been wise. But overall the book is a superb memoir of not only Roy Baker-Faulkner, but also his contempories - the first generation of pilots and observers (and TAGs) of the Fleet Air Arm. Recommended.