Winged Warriors -The Cold War from the Cockpit is an open and honest account of
one man’s perceptions and his fears, his actions and his mistakes, from a flying
career that spanned five thousand flying hours in single or twin-engine aircraft
over four decades. While the tale touches on many aspects of military service, it
is not about war or war-fighting; it shows that military service is about real people
and their highs and lows, ordinary people who sometimes found themselves in extraordinary
circumstances. And it is about training and tragedy.
This true story is also about a generation of aircrew many of whom gave their lives
in preserving peace during and after the Cold War. And it is those crews who stand
out in Winged Warriors, true warriors in every sense of the word, blessed with an
irrepressible sense of humour regardless of circumstance, a humour that was typically
British and very typically RAF.
Paul McDonald is a retired Royal Air Force group captain and a former fast-jet pilot
and flying instructor. He was also an Air Cadet and is now a current Air Cadet Gliding
Instructor. Winged Warriors – The Cold War from the Cockpit is Paul’s first book
and it is published by Pen and Sword Limited.
Winged Warriors was published in October 2012. It is available now both in the UK
and world-wide, via a number of international retailers. You can order directly through
the publisher via their hotline: 01226 734555or their website: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
You can also check with your favourite bookshop or online retailer for more details,
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