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- File Size: 3083 KB
- Print Length: 336 pages
- Publisher: Pen and Sword Aviation (21 April 2009)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DN5U57W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,239 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Upward and Onward: Life of Air Vice-Marshal John Howe CB, CBE, AFC Kindle Edition
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I did not realise in all the times that I helped to "strap" him in when he used to fly in our 92 squadron Lighnings, what exploits that he had experienced in his life as an F51 pilot flying in the SAAF in Korea, as an FAC in Korea and in Egypt.and that I would be reading about him all these years later.
I am now reading about this great man and remember what an aproachable person he was how his RAF career developed.
A great book about a great man
I felt that the book was padded out too much with details about the history of the squadrons, aircraft and stations/posting that John was connected with which made me skip these these paragraphs as to me this was information I already knew. Some people who read this review this may say that fills in the blanks but Im of the opinion that anyone wishing to read a book about the career of a Royal Air Force Air Vice Marshall would at least have sufficient knowledge of the history of the EE Lightning, McDonnell Douglas Phantom and the role of RAFG and the cold war to name but a few. The chapter on his time in Korea was really just a list of entries from John's log book and his time as a FAC during the Suez Crisis rambled on about the history and politics behind this campaign and only made a couple of small referneces to the role he played. To me I felt that it was all unessary padding that could of otherwise be filled with more information about John. There already is an extensive appendix that all this information could be added to.Read more ›
John Howe shows the best traditions of command - the old school officer and gentleman who fights to get the best resources for his team and expects (and gets) the best work from them. He appeared to enjoy the power of his position and worked hard to excel in all he did. Pulling together German civilians and the RAF occupying forces following WW2 into social harmony was a feat in itself. John's oversight of a demoralised Royal Observer Corps into an effective Monitoring service for nuclear war is yet another example of his skills.
Historically the invasion of Egypt during the Suez crisis is covered in some detail and forms a very interesting part of the book.
This book is great value for less than £1.
it was thoroughly absorbing, i only wished i'd known more of the 'boss's' history
whilst being his driver....he never spoke about it.
It was a pleasure to have been part of the 'Howe' family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From South Africa to the Royal Airfoces one mans career and his experiences. Covering a period flying in Kareoin campaign.Published 5 months ago by N. C. Robertson
Not read all the book - very good read. Arrived before the due date.Published 5 months ago by Patricia Shaw
I found this book very interesting. He is a very determined man who obviously got to higher places through his hard and determined work.Published 8 months ago by paul
not many books about that deal with or mention the Korean air war,This does.
Also great insight to the rise through the ranks of the RAF. a good and interesting read
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