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Eric Absolon was born in 1924 in Norfolk. His childhood saw the budding of his enthusiasm for all kinds of Aircraft, as well as a series of ailments, including polio, which saw him bed bound for considerable chunks of time. His childhood period of stasis is relayed in this account; commanded bed rest, its little wonder that his dreams involved flight. His ambitions were realized in 1945, when his career with the Gloster Aircraft Company.

This was a career which saw swift progression, post-war Aviation production took advantage of the technological upswing experienced in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. This is his first book, outlining the peaks and troughs of life behind the scenes of aircraft production.