Hidden away for over a quarter of a century, One Pilot's War is the memoir of RAF fighter pilot Bill Wilkinson. Found after his death this meticulous and absorbing account gives a fascinating insight into some of the most eventful and life-changing years in recent history. It tells the story of a young man from a poor family who was inspired by Sir Alan Cobham's Flying Circus to join the RAF in 1934. He rose from being an 'Aircraft Hand'to becoming a fighter pilot with 501 Squadron in 1940. He flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain and went on to achieve a distinguished flying career during WWII. It is not just the story of one man's personal battle to become a fighter pilot but also the engrossing tale of the part he played in the larger battle to defend his country during those long dark years of war.