A 'warts and all' perspective of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm post-WW2.
The Fleet Air Arm has always had an elite status and an image of 'derring-do' and living on the edge.
To mark the millennium, 95 members of the Fleet Air Arm Officer's Association have recalled their experiences of over 55 years of post-war naval flying.
These first-person accounts pull no punches. Some are highly amusing, others serious, even tragic. Covered within are the piston-engined planes, early jets and supersonic nuclear-capable fighter-bombers as well as the full range of helicopters so vital in many theatres.
Fly Navy is a unique and entertaining anthology of flying stories, which will delight all with even a passing interest in service life and aviation.
The subtitle says it all - this is how it was - for better or for worse.
Illustrations: 50 black and white illustrations