Tom Neil served with 249 Squadron, RAF at North Weald, when Victor Beamish was Station Commander from September 1940 to May 1941 and died earlier this year at the age of 97 as one of the last surviving Battle of Britain pilots. This book will be of particular value to those interested in the history of North Weald Airfield. Biographer Peter Jacobs and author of many books on aviation topics with the help and co-operation of Tom Neil and his family have documented his life.
North Weald Airfield Museum Newsletter
During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding airplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and scientists such as radar, the jet engine, the ejector seat and vertical take-off and landing. This book describes the design-history, development and operational careers of twenty-two legendary military and civil airplanes. Each one has played a significant part in aviation history.
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