This third of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, and the operational personnel and missions involved are fully described with first-hand accounts from pilots and both air and ground crew. Having seen active service in the war years, this volume covers the period 1947 to 1961 when the squadron was disbanded. During this period the squadron moved into the jet age at first flying de Havilland Vampires and then the Gloster Meteor F8s in 1952 and finally the Gloster Javalin in 1959 until the squadron was disbanded at Leconfield in June 1961.All volumes are available on the N&MP website.
SWIFT TO BATTLE VOL III 1947 to 1961 Into the Jet-Age & Cold War Operations
72 Fighter Squadron was one of the RAF’s premier units in the Second World War and continued in service in the post-war period until it was dissolved in 1961. This is the complete story of an elite flying unit. All volumes are available on the N&MP website.