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Old 25-07-2017, 12:27
M. A. Rozon M. A. Rozon is offline
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"Fighters over the Fleet: Naval Air Defence from Biplanes to the Cold War" by Norman Friedman.

A densely-packed 460 pages. Currently about halfway through and finding it most illuminating.

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Old 25-07-2017, 16:48
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Just got hold of a copy of the 2000 FAA book, "Fly Navy". A remarkable compendium of "from the cockpit" stories from the 1945/2000 period, many by people I knew well. Nostalgic, impressive and re-conjours the pride all of us with anything to do with the FAA should feel.
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Old 26-07-2017, 01:42
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Currently reading Andrew Gordon's "The Rules of the Game"; been meaning to for some time but have only just got around to it. Not sure I completely buy his central "Authoritarian vs Autocrat" thesis; while it might have some truth I doubt that it is as critical as he implies and in any case it doesn't take account of the effect of small ship and independent command on the mindset of at least some of the commanders of the day. Nor do I necessarily believe that the 5th BS turning to the north after the BCF a bit late was the reason for the lack of a decisive British victory - although to be fairl I'm only half way through so that may not be where he ends up. Old news to many I suppose but of interest to me.

Just got the latest volume from the NRS as well, a new "Naval Miscellany". Looking forward to that.
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Old 30-07-2017, 11:34
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Have just started re-reading Master and Commander - had forgotten how detailed and absorbing it was. There is no way we could put ourselves in those situations, I find the descriptions amazing.

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Old 06-08-2017, 17:53
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Excellent set of Books, I have read everyone and listened to them.
Here are a couple of pictures of the Surprise that played the part of the ship in the movie, and one of the Captains Cabin, she is in the Maritime History Museum in San Diego, we did a tour of her, very interesting.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:59
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Thanks, Barry, I enjoyed your comments!

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FOR INFORMATION - NAVAL AVIATION - GUY WARNER

I am not reading any of Guy Warner's book's but thought that any member interested in naval aviation might be interested in some details about him. The following was picked up on Facebook:
This event is taking place as part of the HMS Caroline Lecture Series.
Events are £12 each or three events for £30 and includes exclusive after hours entry and lecture series admission.
Historian Guy Warner tells the story of one of the first aircraft carrier pilots in the world, Jack McCleery, a Belfast born First World War pilot whose wartime diaries, letters and photographs were rediscovered and are now the subject of a book.
About the speaker:
Guy Warner is a retired schoolteacher and former MOD civil servant. He is the author of twenty eight books and booklets on aviation past and present and has written hundreds of articles for magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
Pre-booking is essential.

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