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Cold War Shield Volume Three

Volume three covers the RAF's Swift, Hunter, Javelin & early Lightning squadrons.

This eagerly awaited Limited Edition is now available, covering the RAF’s SWIFT, HUNTER, JAVELIN, and early LIGHTNING fighter squadrons at the height of the Cold War during the 1950s and early 1960s when the threat of nuclear conflict between the Western democracies and the Communist Soviet Union was ever present.

The result of 40 years of painstaking research, including access to official records, this book details the squadrons’ deployment in the UK and overseas, with individual aircraft histories, camouflage and unit markings, enhanced by personal accounts from those who flew or maintained these iconic aircraft, as well as the Author’s observations at the time. The 386 pages of this hardback study are packed with even more text and profusely illustrated with a magnificent portfolio of over 900 photographs, almost 200 of them in colour, complimented by more than 50 colour side view drawings, paintings, and unit livery which combine to reflect the essence and excitement when the RAF’s post war fighter squadrons were at their zenith. Foreword by Air Vice-Marshal George Black, CB, OBE, AFC*

Volume 3 can be ordered now from only £75 inclusive of delivery to a UK address. Overseas delivery costs vary depending on your location.

As an alternative to PayPal, you can send a cheque payable to ‘Richard Lindsay’ to 22 Manor Way, Billingham, Cleveland, TS23 4HN.

Magazine Reviews of Volume Three

"One of the great strengths of the series is the intermingling of details from operations record books and the like with lengthy personal accounts from air and groundcrew, and the result is an exceptionally well-rounded work." Aeroplane ‘Book of the Month’

"The level of detail on the squadrons and their operations is staggering, and just as good is the extensive collection of photographs, which are black and white throughout until the book’s rear section, when glorious colour comes into play. A hugely impressive book, brimming with information for any jet fan." Flypast

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Payment for volume three can be made by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Please click on the 'Buy Now' button relating to the correct postal location you wish the book to be sent to.

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Customer Reviews of Volume Three

"I doubt a more comprehensive or better illustrated series of books has, or ever will be produced on this fascinating subject." M.Y.

"The best nostalgic ride I’ve had at home for a long time. I shall have no hesitation in singing its praises." N.W.

"With its companion volumes it will no doubt come to be regarded as something that all sorts of people will want, enjoy, and value for many years to come." L.P.

"One of the pleasures of reading your books is the way it allows you to remember people you once knew who went on to serve on other squadrons and did, or didn’t do, great things. Your volumes bring it all back." R.B.

Sample pages from volume Three

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