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Malta Spitfire Pilot, 3 Nov 2013
We called him 'Batty' as an affectionate nick name, he was a great speaker and I had never forgotten his Art History lessons. His son was in my year and a little eccentric but great fun. I now understand 'Batty' and what made him as he was. His real life experience was one that few of us will ever experience. The book gave a vivid account of what it was like for him and his colleagues. His orders to provide air cover at all costs to the convoy mirror my own fathers experiences and their orders on convoy ships in the Arctic! Everyone should read this book and reflect. Pat Barker's 'Regeneration' trilogy is fiction this book describes what really happened.