Spitfires in Japan : From Farnborough to the Far East : A Memoir. in dustjacket.


BOUCHIER, Cecil Boy, Sir. Spitfires in Japan : From Farnborough to the Far East : A Memoir by Air Vice-Marshal Sir Cecil "Boy" Bouchier. Edited by Dorothy Britton (Lady Bouchier). (Folkestone, Kent): Glbal Oriental, (2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiv,[1]-358,(12), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "'Boy' Bouchier, as he was known, who died in 1979, was both a remarkable 'soldier'ssoldier' and a 'diplomat's diplomat', combining battlefield courage and en durance with great leadership skills and a keen understanding of human nature." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Southsea -- 1902; 2. Making One's Way in the World; 3. Articled Pupil; 4. The King's Shilling; 5. Soldiering in Egypt; 6. Palestine; 7. Wings; 8. Flying Instructor; 9. Torpedoed; 10. Roses in Picardy; 11. Fools Rush In; 12. Left Holding the Baby; 13. Retreat from Russia; 14. The Call of the East; 15. Test Pilot, Farnborough; 16. No.41 Fighter Squadron; 17. Test Pilot, Aboukir; 18. RAF Staff College; 19. I ndia; 20. Birth of the Royal Indian Air Force; 21. No. 54 Fighter Squadron;22. No. 11 Fighter Group; 23. Hornchurch -- 1940; 24. The Battle of Britai n; 25. A King's Favour; 26. The Leigh-Mallory/Park Controversy; 27. I return to 11 Group; 28. Air Ministry; 29. SASO 11 Fighter Group; 30. Normandy; 31. Acting AOC 11 Group; 32. AOC 221 Fighter Group, Burma; 33. Japan -- the Occupant; 34. A Touch of Retirement; 35. MacArthur and the Korean War; 36. "I Like Bouchier's Stuff" -- A Day with Winston Churchill; 37. St Clement Danes. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

Title: Spitfires in Japan : From Farnborough to the Far East : A Memoir. in dustjacket.

Author Name: BOUCHIER, Cecil Boy, Air Vice-Marshal Sir. BRITTON, Dorothy, Lady Bouchier, ed.).

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Global Oriental, Folkestone, Kent, 2005, ISBN:1901903443:

Seller ID: 103976

Keywords: AVIATION SPITFIRES MILITARY WORLD WAR II WW2 AIRCRAFT BRITISH ENGLISH FIGHTERS JAPAN PACIFIC THEATRE,