Published in association with the Royal Navy, this is the official history of the first century of British naval aviation. It chronicles naval aviators' involvement in two world wars and other conflicts worldwide, and the crucial developments in the technology of ships, aircraft and weaponry that made victory possible. The narrative is supported by text panels describing a host of different subjects related to naval aviation, including vivid personal accounts of operations from those who were there. Comprehensive appendices list battle orders, aircraft and ships, and describe naval fighter aces and VC winners.
Christopher Shores ARHistS is among Britain's top aviation historians and authors. He has written and co-authored more than 35 books on military aviation history. He is a volunteer at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, and lives in Dorset.