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Not to be missed,
This review is from: 617: Going to War with Today's Dambusters (Hardcover)
With over 100 books about the WW2 exploits of 617 Squadron, it makes an interesting change to read about the squadron of today. This book demonstrates the success of the Dambusters' mission in Afghanistan, and the care taken to minimise civilian casualties - much to the frustration of the crews at times. Tim Bouquet lives and breathes the atmosphere of the RAF's most famous squadron during its pre-deployment training, its operations in-theatre and return to its home base of Lossiemouth. I found it hard to put down; the author not only covers the role of the aircrew but the extraordinary demands placed on the groundcrew. If you want to learn about the fast-jet operations of the RAF today and the people at the coal-face, this is the book to read.