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Clipped Wings: Illustrated Diary of My RAF Service in India & Burma 1942-1946 by CPL Peter Walker

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Clipped Wings: Illustrated Diary of My RAF Service in India & Burma 1942-1946 by CPL Peter Walker

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    Elizabeth Dent(Author)
Inspired by the discovery of her father's long-forgotten photos, diaries and letters from home, the author set about creating this book as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifices made by the armed forces in the often over-looked Indian sub-continent area of conflict, 5,000 miles away from home. Now, after six years of work and research, this book has culminated in a tremendous insight into the appalling hardships and working conditions as well as the ingenuity of the often forgotten RAF ground crew who kept the warbirds in the air. Deprived by the RAF of his Pilot's Licence due to colour blindness, Peter was based firstly in central India, maintaining old planes that were already obsolete, and then in Burma where the ground crew were also flying as cargo handlers and stretcher bearers, having to land and take off in the most hazardous of conditions on short bush strips hacked out of the Japanese-infested jungles.

Peter's elder daughter, Elizabeth, was brought up in the family's lovely Edwardian house in Battlefield Road, St Albans. After living in Toronto and then in Melbourne with her first husband, she returned to England and was with her father when he died in 1983, aged 65, from the rare genetic condition of M.E.N.1, which she unknowingly had inherited from him. After moving up to the Yorkshire Dales with her second husband, Robert, she gained a history degree at York and spent many years researching local history, particularly the monastic landscape of nearby Fountains Abbey, and was a co-author of several books. Elizabeth has organised archaeological tours to places such as Pompeii, Rhodes, Orkney and Shetland, as well as being a historical guide/lecturer for travel companies. She has three children and two grandchildren.

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  • Elizabeth Dent(Author)
  • Elizabeth Dent Publishing (1 Jun. 2017)
  • English
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