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War Amongst the Clouds - My Flying Experiences in World War I and the Follow-On Years 1920-1983 - cover
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War Amongst the Clouds - My Flying Experiences in World War I and the Follow-On Years 1920-1983

AVM Hugh Granville White, GP Capt Chris Granville White

Narrator Nigel Patterson

Publisher: Tantor Audio

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Summary

This is the story of a young man who trained as a pilot, and then flew with the Royal Flying Corps in France during the First World War, eventually becoming an ace.Hugh White flew F.E.2D Scout aircraft as a reconnaissance patrol pilot and later in the war was promoted to squadron leader of squadrons flying the S.E.5a, which was Britain's best fighter aircraft at the time. During the two years of flying, he experienced and survived a series of escapades including a dramatic mid-air collision with the enemy. Told by Hugh in his own words, War Amongst the Clouds gives a unique insight into war in the air. With the break-up of his squadron and being reduced to a substantive rank — simply because of his young age, Hugh's writing ends in 1919. From this point, the story is continued by his younger son Christopher. He describes Hugh's life and RAF career from flying in India during the 1920s through the Second World War until his retirement as an air vice-marshal in 1955. This book includes a foreword by Sir Frederick Sowrey (Hugh's nephew), which puts Hugh White's early wartime service into context. It is a timely reminder, following the centenary of the end of the First World War, of the difficulties that young pilots faced at the time. A must-listen for those interested in wartime exploits.
Duration: about 8 hours (07:46:45)
Publishing date: 2020-01-14; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2019. Copyright Statment: —