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One of the Few

Kent, John A.

Verlag: Kimber, 1971
ISBN 10: 0718301420 / ISBN 13: 9780718301422
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Titel: One of the Few

Verlag: Kimber

Erscheinungsdatum: 1971

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Good

Art des Buches: book


1971. 255 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Pictorial cloth boards. Ex-library with associated inserts and stamps. Top corner cut off the front free endpaper. Good bright pages. Light foxing to a few of the page fore-edges throughout. Many images throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Good boards with minimal wear. Boards slightly warped. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1458250243AL

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Inhaltsangabe: Written by 303 squadron leader Johnny Kent, One of the Few is a superb memoir and surprisingly one of only a handful ever written by a Battle of Britain pilot.


Johnny Kent grew up in Winnipeg and was bitten by the flying bug at an early age. He became the youngest licenced pilot in Canada when he was only seventeen. He grabbed experience and flying hours wherever and whenever he could and was constantly on the lookout for a career in flying. His chance came when he was offered a short service commission with the RAF in the 1930s.

He went on to become the leader of one of the most successful fighter squadrons in the Second World War. Group Captain Johnny Kent's skilful leadership helped the famous 303 Squadron to play such a decisive part in the Battle of Britain, and won him the highest Polish military award, the Virtuti Militari.

This is Captain Kent's own story of his life in the RAF - from his struggles as a boy in the wilds of Canada to get into the air, through his experiences as a test pilot at Farnborough and his constant efforts be flying wherever the action was. It is a story of triumphant achievement in combat and of a man whose air force career certainly picked him out as 'One of the Few.'

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