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618 Sqdn RAF - Highball & Tse-Tse.
on 27 April 2011
Well, in terms of writing and reference value (given details like serials and/or codes appearing so often) I would have given this a 4* rating, but, and it's a big but, there are some glaring research and relevance errors.
For instance, it manages to say that geodesic airframes were first developed for the Vickers Wellesley (ok, that was their first use in a heavier than air machine) rather than for the R100 airship. Neither of these points seem relevant to any of the squadron, the Highball mine, the Mosquito airframe (basically a wooden monocoque) or the XVIII "Tse-Tse" 6lb gun.
Similarly, the author manages to describe Skye as "WNW of the airfield (in Caithness)", and the book includes a map showing clearly that Skye is more or less SW from Caithness!
This sort of glaring research error is a pet peave, but to end on a positive, the book is well written.