This is a good book if you want to have brief information on all those men who served in the RFC, RNAS and RAF during the world wars who were awarded the VC. It is meticulous in its listing and gives decent biographical details of the men and the actions they took part in. However due to the nature and breadth of the work, it is lacking in what I would say is more meaningful analysis of the subjects - these men, these 'heroes'. There is little to discuss their construction, their mediators, the cultural importance of these men. It takes for granted that they were heroic figures. To be honest, I learnt very little from reading this work as it suffers from most aeronautical biographies of men who served in the world wars - it's just simple narrative. However...this is a good place to start if you want to expand your knowledge on the individuals of the air services who were awarded the VC.