By Robert Bowater
'Westland Whirlwind' for plenty of the identify inspires yellow air-sea rescue helicopters, now not the smooth twin-engine monoplane that was once the RAF's first single-seat cannon armed fighter, and which was once speedier than her recognized cousin - the Spitfire. basically 114 have been outfitted, enough to equip Squadrons - 263 and 137. among 6 July 1940 and 31 December 1943, 210 pilots are indexed within the Operational list Books of those Squadrons, so while 'The Few' received the conflict of england, the 'Whirlwind males' have been a fair extra pick out team. such a lot are recognized basically to their friends, yet numerous completed excessive place of work, and some are a part of RAF folklore. This e-book doesn't glorify struggle, it's a tribute to these younger males who replied their nations' name in these darkish days, and to honor those that paid the final word sacrifice in that lengthy, sour fight for freedom. They got here from all corners of the Empire - England, Scotland, eire, Wales, Canada, Australia, West Indies, South Africa, Rhodesia, India in addition to the us, Peru, ireland, France and Sweden. They have been Shakespeare's 'Happy Band of Brothers.'
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263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years by Robert Bowater