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Author Greig, D'Arcy, 1900-1986, author.

Title My Golden Flying Years : From 1918 Over France, Through Iraq in the 1920s, to the Schneider Trophy Race of 1927 / D'Arcy Greig ; edited and annotated by Norman Franks with Simon Muggleton.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Grub Street Publishing, [2011]


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Summary "This lively, funny memoir by a World War I pilot is "recommended for its rare view of the RAF in its nascent years and beyond" ( Over the Front ). Annotated by aviation historian Norman Franks, this is the autobiography of an early RAF pilot that conveys the sense of giddy adventure that existed among these elite flyers. The story begins in France in late 1918, when D'Arcy Greig was flying FE2b night bombers, then through the early 1920s as he served in Iraq, piloting Bristol Fighters for three years, against rebel insurgents and dissident tribesmen. Back in England, Greig became an instructor at the Central Flying School, and finally he records his experiences commanding the RAF's High Speed Flight, and participating in the 1929 Schneider Trophy Race. This is a highly entertaining and amusing read, with Greig being a master of practical joking, having fun with explosives and enjoying other hilarious exploits that could only be contrived in these early days of flying. He comes into contact with many airmen already famous or who gained future fame, and his tale is well illustrated with many new, often private family photographs of the time."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Greig, D'Arcy, 1900-1986.
Air pilots, Military -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Officers -- Biography.
Military fireworks -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes.
Airplane racing -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- History -- 20th century.
Aeronautics, Military -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Aviation & Nautical.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Franks, Norman L. R., editor.
Muggleton, Simon, editor.
ISBN 9781908117885 (epub)
Standard No. 9781908117885
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