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By psmiddy, Apr 1 2019 01:45PM
Sorry, been a bit quiet. There will be another review published early next week. In the meantime one cannot let pass the retirement of the Tornado without comment. This morning RAF Marham's two Tornado squadrons stood down, thus marking the very final end of this type's service in the UK. And it has done some very hard work, probably more combat hours than any post WW2 type. The UK has certainly had good use from its airframes. Moot point whether it was as tireless a workhorse as the Canberra. Well done all in the Tornado Force.
By psmiddy, Mar 7 2019 11:29AM
Both from Pen & Sword Military: The Final Advance, and Guiseley Terriers - both WW1 titles.
By psmiddy, Feb 26 2019 08:18AM
Joys of War by JP Jordan from Pen & Sword. The title is part ironical, as much of the book describes how the author is de-stabilised by his combat experiences. Gritty in places, but grating prose style. Review is here.
By psmiddy, Feb 18 2019 03:43PM
Dresden, by Victor Gregg. You can read it over a lunchtime. Review is here.
By psmiddy, Feb 7 2019 10:11AM
Daesh by A Tucker-Jones from Pen & Sword. Review is here.