ROYAL NAVY MAINTENANCE CARRIERS AND MONABS
Prices correct from April 2014
A navy cloth bound book with silver lettering to the spine - Condition FINE. Dust wrapper also in FINE condition. Both as NEW!
176 pages. 247 mm. x 200 mm. x 18 mm.
Weight adequately wrapped < 800 grams.
PRICE £12.50 plus overseas postage (U.K. postage included).
The British Fleet Air Arm in World War II
In this ground-breaking book Commander David Hobbs, a former Royal Navy pilot, describes the logistic support that enabled British aircraft carriers to carry out extended operations across the globe during World War 2 and the Korean Conflict.
The deployment of specialised aircraft and component maintenance ships together with mobile air bases as key elements of the deployed fleets allowed the Royal Navy to fight as professional equals alongside the US Navy in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The book brings together original material and images, much of which is previously unpublished.
David Hobbs joined the Royal Navy in 1964 and qualified as pilot in 1970. He has flown a variety of aircraft and served in the aircraft carriers Victorious, Hermes, Albion, Bulwark, Ark Royal (IV) and Ark Royal (5). His log books contains 2,300 flying hours and over 800 carrier landings, 150 of which were at night.
Background adapted from the front of the dust wrapper of MOVING BASES: ROYAL NAVY MAINTENANCE CARRIERS & MONABS by Commander David Hobbs