SQUADRON LEADER CLIVE ROWLEY MBE, RAF (Retd.) served with the Royal Air Force for a total of forty-five years. In full-time service he flew continuously as a pilot from 1971 to 2006 and was still flying fast-jets when he was 52 years old. As a fighter pilot with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Clive displayed the unit’s Spitfires and Hurricanes for eleven years up to 2007. Nine years of flying as a volunteer reservist followed, completing a period in which Clive accumulated over 8,500 hours, all in aircraft which he ‘could turn upside down’. During his RAF service, Clive also commanded the Lightning Training Flight and was the Officer Commanding the BBMF. Since retiring, Clive has become a respected military aviation historian and writer.