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The Centenary Collection

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First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
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As Geoffrey Wellum took me on his journey from school boy to world war 2 fighter pilot I found myself I found myself totally captivated by his every move and left in total amazement at what 92 squadron was faced with and what they managed to achieve. I am not a big reader however this book I found very easy to read and with the way Wellum described whats going on around him and the thoughts he had at the time it was very hard to put down. I completely recomend this journey

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Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return. %%%Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF . . . Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum many never return.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Wellum was born in Walthamstow. Aged seventeen, he joined the RAF on a short-service commission in August 1939 and served with 92 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. He is now one of the last surviving members of The Few. He is contacted regularly to make television and radio programmes.%%%Geoffrey Wellum was born in Walthamstow. Aged seventeen, he joined the RAF on a short-service commission in August 1939 and served with 92 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
16pp
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
352
Dimensions
129x198x21
ISBN-13
9780141042756
Product ID
2972367

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