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First Light (The Centenary Collection)


Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . .

Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of…

First Light

Author : Geoffrey Wellum  |  Pub Date : 2018-05-17  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780241984338
ISBN 13 : 0241984335

Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, eighteen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it throug..



First Light

Author : Geoffrey Wellum  |  Pub Date : 2003-05-01  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141910345
ISBN 13 : 0141910348

Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it throu..



Tornado Down

Author : John Nichol  |  Pub Date : 2002-10-31  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141937717
ISBN 13 : 0141937718

RAF Flight lieutenants John Peters and John Nichol were shot down over enemy territory on their first airbourne mission of the Gulf War. Their capture in the desert, half a mile fr..



Immediate Response

Author : Mark Hammond  |  Pub Date : 2009-08-06  |  Publisher :

ISBN 10 : IND:30000110627514
ISBN 13 :

'Luke Skywalker, this is Deathstar, Move to our location now.''Gents, we've got a shout . . . ' The IRT crew were being scrambled.Helmand, 2006: 3 Para were under heavy fire in San..



The Last Enemy

Author : Richard Hillary  |  Pub Date : 2016-08-26  |  Publisher : Read Books Ltd

ISBN 10 : 9781473359642
ISBN 13 : 1473359643

This early work by Richard Hillary was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it. 'The Last Enemy' is a work in which the author writes about his experiences as a..



Reach For The Sky

Author : Paul Brickhill  |  Pub Date : 2001-01  |  Publisher : Naval Institute Press

ISBN 10 : 1557502226
ISBN 13 : 9781557502223

"Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in a 1931 air crash and being dismissed by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cock-pit of a Sp..



Six Weeks Of Blenheim Summer

Author : Alastair Panton  |  Pub Date : 2014-07-22  |  Publisher : Biteback Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781849547758
ISBN 13 : 1849547750

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, lonelines..



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