The RAF Postwar to Present Day
Personal accounts featuring many aspects of life in the RAF from 1945 to the present day...

RAF and aviation history
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60 More Aviation Experiences

by Jack Burgess et al
Another collection of true stories by members of the Aircrew Association
aviation memoir
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A Pilot's Way

by Mike Holmes
A veteran RAF and civil airline pilot looks back on 55 years of military, commercial and private flying
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A Royal Air Force Pilot's Tales

by Harry M. Archer
A personal reflection on 30 years’ service with the RAF ~ 1950-80
a trek to solomons throne by bruce blackney [3d]
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A Trek to Solomon’s Throne & The Valley of the Assassins

by Bruce Blackney
Diary of a 1974 expedition to the Takht-e-Sulaiman Massif, Iran in the footsteps of Freya Stark
military memoir
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A Virgin Airman

by Jack Docherty
An illustrated memoir of RAF Seletar in Singapore during the 1950s and of a nostalgic return trip in 2009
RAF memoir
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Adventures of a Trenchard Brat

by Ken Bartrop
A former Royal Air Force Apprentice’s experiences before, during and after World War II
memoir
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Aircraft Engineer

by Brian W.A. Johnson


Reflections on a 50-year career in aviation with the RAF and commercial airlines 1947-1997
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An Ordinary Life

by Brian White
The life and times of an RAF family at Seletar in Singapore and elsewhere in the 1950s
RAF humour
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Chips for Breakfast

by Terry O'Reilly


Humorous account of the culture shock experienced by new recruits during induction and basic training in the Royal Air Force of the 1950s
RAF memoir
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Chocks & Driptrays

by Stanley Newton
Experiences of an RAF Flight Mechanic in the UK, India and Pakistan 1946-56
RAF humour
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Drop and Give Me Twenty!

by Rob Novak
Mischievous Memoirs of the RAF in the 1980s
RAF memoir
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Fairy Tales of an S.A.C.

by John McGregor


A young airman’s experiences at RAF Thorney Island (and other exotic places) 1967-72
Aviation memoir
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Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike

Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s
Autobiography / Local History
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Flying Upside Down

by Richard G. Walker
Memories of childhood / adolescence during and after WW2 in Stopsley, Bedfordshire and subsequent RAF National Service
RAF History
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From Blue to Grey

Recollections of former members of 54 Entry, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell (1949-51)

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From the Ground Up

by Alf Commons
Memoirs of a postwar RAF Technician (1946-69)
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Halton Drums

compiled by Keith Youldon
The History of the RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentice Pipe Band
RAF humour
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I Have Control!

by Edward Cartner
A junior officer's attempts to gain the respect of his subordinates and superiors never go according to plan
RAF memoir
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In Defence of the Realm

by Peter Voyse


An erk-some account of the author's RAF National Service from 1954-56
military history
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Jumping Beans

by Edward Cartner
Recollections of an ‘oddball’ Royal Air Force Unit contributed by former staff members of No.1 Parachute Training School (PTS)
RAF memoir
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Meteor Eject!

by Nick Carter


Former 257 Squadron RAF jet pilot recalls the Gloster Meteor, prototype ejector seats and much more...
RAF memoir
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My 'Best Blue' Days

by Reg Chiddick


Enjoyable account of the author's RAF National Service in the 1950s
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My Life in Flying

by Steve Masters
A personal reflection on three decades as a military & commercial pilot with the RAF and British Airways 1980-2013
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Naafi, Knickers and Nijmegen

by Joan Blackburn (formerly Ratcliff)


Adventures of a WRAF Airwoman 1959-63
Autobiography / RAF 1970s
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Naafi, Nijmegen & the Path to Norway

by Joan Blackburn
Further adventures of a WRAF Airwoman – 1971 and beyond…
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National Service Erk

by Ronald Swain
A conscripted airman’s experiences with 148 Squadron 1952-3
RAF/aviation memoir
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No Time on the Ground

by Ken Fitzroy
A former military, commercial and civilian pilot looks back on 50 years in the air
RAF memoir
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Out of the Blue

by George Edwards BEM
Adventures of a former RAF fireman at home and abroad 1965-2005
Military memoir
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Parachutes, Princes & Predicaments

by Edward Cartner


The amusing story of the author's efforts to teach Prince Charles and Prince Andrew to parachute jump in 1978
RAF memoir
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People, Planes & Providence

by Ian Roxburgh


Former RAF pilot recalls flying many of the most famous aircraft of the 40s and 50s
RAF History
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Post War Brats at Large

Former members of the 51st (1945) Entry of RAF Aircraft Apprentices to RAF Halton recall their experiences as 'Trenchard Brats'
RAF memoir
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RAF National Service in Six Movements

by Roy Taylor
A RAF National Serviceman's experiences in the 1950s
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RAF 'Plumber'

by Michael 'Andy' Anderton
Experiences with things that go bang ~ during 30 years as an RAF Armourer 1953-83
RAF memoir
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Return to Gan

by Michael Butler


An account of activities at RAF Gan in 1960-61 and of a recent return visit to see what remains of the former base
Fiction/RAF
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Safari Mzuri

by Brian J. Elliott


RAF National Servicemen have a wild time in 1960's Kenya in this entertaining tale
RAF memoir
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Salute... He Moves!

by Group Captain Peter Holland MBE 
A personal reflection on four decades with the Royal Air Force 1952-90
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Serving with the Blues

by Peter Bradbury
Adventures of a former RAF Bandsman whos served with No.6 Regional Band MEAF and the RAF Central Band in the 1950s
RAF memoir
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Swinging the Lamp

by Ted Bedwell
Amusing nautical tales from a former 'webfoot' coxwain of the RAF Marine Branch
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The Avro Vulcan and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of a classic jet bomber aircraft
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The English Electric Lightning and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of a classic jet fighter aircraft
RAF memoir
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The Other Royal Air Force

by Ray Clinton


An RAF airman's experiences in the UK and Egypt in the 1951-55
RAF/medical memoir
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The Rock & Roll Years of a Parachuting Medic

by Mick Thompson
The author recalls his eventful 25 years in the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force 1957-82
RAF memoir
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The Spice of Flight

by Richard Pike


Experiences of a RAF pilot in various aircraft, from fast jets to helicopters, in the 1960s and 70s
military, local and social history
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Twin Bases Remembered

by Norman Rose
A personal history of the RAF and USAF
at Bentwaters & Woodbridge 1943-1993
Cold War history
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We Blazed the Trail

edited by Robin Reid and Malcolm Cleverley 


The short but eventful history of the Civil Defence Experimental Mobile Column 1953/4
RAF History
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Wheels Up!

by Bob Price


A nostalgic recollection of the bygone era of the RAF Boy Entrant Scheme
RAF humour
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Who Is In Charge Here?

by Edward Cartner
Now a senior officer, our hero is still trying (and failing) to impress his superiors and control his subordinates
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Grain, Planes & Coffee Machines

by Graham Wise
A Memoir - 1937-2000 One man’s journey from a small Kentish island to Mars & beyond (via the Royal Air Force)