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 an 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 isavailable 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,
or click on one of the direct links below.