FIRST EDITION: Murricane’s Men; Scottish Air Division 1947 – 1957 By Giles Davies

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Including records and photographs of time the Division spent in Malta. ‘Salute to Adventurers’ reads ‘Some anonymous character, with an over – developed sense for the dramatic wrote at the end of the war: The incredible gallantry of the Men of the Naval Air Arm will long add lustre to the annals of British naval history. Their unflinching acceptance of the fight against impossible odds, their cool courage in the face of death, their high resolution and loyalty to duty make certain that for ever more there will be no prouder title than that of Naval Airman’ and went on to say ‘ What in years to come as you sit on your couch in vacant mood, will you want to remember about your erstwhile comrades in arms?. As far as the writer is concerned – and he speaks with the prescience of a man at the head of the queue for the bowler hat issue – he will remember the boys not by the things they did right, nearly as much as by the things they did wrong and beautifully wrong

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If ever we want to describe the Air Branch to our grandchildren how better could we than by calling them ‘ A happy – go – lucky friendly mob of men who lived well, played well, fought well and alas too often died well. Adios Air Branch, we salute you.’ Men like these formed Scotland’s only RNVR Air Division and it is to their memory and the memory of their Commanding Officer Desmond ‘Jock’ Murricane that this book is dedicated. First edition. Hard back binding in publisher’s original navy cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the front cover. 8vo. 9.5 x 6.25”. Contains 122 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and archive photographs throughout. Minimal wears to the covers, ink name to the front free end paper and in near fine condition. No dust wrapper. Provided and priced by a member of the P.B.F.A. Hardcover. Published by Giles Davies Ltd 1997

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Weight 0.394 kg