Battle-axe Blenheims: No.105 Squadron RAF at War, 1940-41 (Aviation) Hardcover – 22 Feb 1996
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Originally published in 1996 and now available in paperback, a history of Blenheim squadron No.105 which examines their low-level, daylight bombing operations from bases in Norfolk and Malta, between 1940 and 1941.
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With limited equipment and often subject to heavy losses, the squadron epitomised the backs to the wall spirit that took Britain through those dark and dangerous days.
This book is a fine tribute to the men and the era.
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The Battle-axe referred to was contained on the 105 Sqdn crest, and it was a widely traveled unit. Operating first from England, against the ports and convoys on occupied northern Europe, they demonstrated how dangerous the doctrine was. Eventually moved to Malta, the planes and crews performed yeoman service against shipping to North Africa and islands held by Axis forces.
Note the author's family interest in those brave crews. Appendices contain bio of Hughie Edwards, VC, 105 Sqdn targets, aircraft used, honor roll of members, battle honors and citations.
See also: Blenheim Strike.