Mike Brooke’s successful RAF career had taken him from Cold War Canberra pilot to flying instructor at the Central Flying School in 1970s.
Another fine book from a prolific author who has established a reputation for good writing and thorough research. After years of relative neglect, the Coastal Command story is becoming popular and this is an outstanding example of the relative neglect being convincingly corrected. There are two excellent photo plate sections with some rare photographs and this is a book that provides a narrative of the Coastal Command story of long range maritime operations.
The author has covered the full story of the deep sea attack capabilities and operations of Coastal Command and made a very good job of it. This is an enjoyable and very informative book for all those interested in maritime warfare and aviation. Highly Recommended.
Image: 1. Winning Sydney 38 crew of Phoenix from RGYC Photo Credit: Teri Dodds
Sunday 25th January 2015
Conditions were hectic for the Festival of Sails fleet due to a howling west sou’west breeze gusting to 28 knots inshore and 33 offshore that whipped up Corio Bay and put the acid test on boat handling skills.
Irving to be Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor
January 23, 2015—Canada’s Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Diane Finley, and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Peter MacKay, are set to announce continued progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard this afternoon. According to media reports, 15 ships will be built over a 20-year period.
When NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP passed over Niko on Jan. 23 at 9:58 UTC (4:58 a.m. EST) it took this infrared image that showed wind shear was pushing thunderstorms southeast of the center.
Image Credit: NRL/NASA/NOAA
NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Niko Being Sheared Apart
NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Niko and provided forecasters with an infrared view of how wind shear is pushing the storm apart.
The New Year has begun and the General Election approaches. In order to make it easier for our supporters to track some of the things we at Get Britain Out are working on in these exciting times, we are happy to announce the re-launch of our website! There’s lots of new information, and we will be adding more as time goes on.
The year of 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light (IYL) by the United Nations. Organizations, institutions, and individuals involved in the science and applications of light will be joining together for this yearlong celebration to help spread the word about the wonders of light.