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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds
Review by Roger Hixon
I have just read the book, Fighter Pilot. It's the story of American pilot Robin
Olds. A very enjoyable story of a very interesting man, who was involved in many
aspects of aviation, from front line fighter/bomber pilot, to working in the Pentagon.
He fought in WW2 and Vietnam, with distinction.
Anyone wanting to read this book, please contact me to borrow it.
While leading airlines are battling it out for the number one spot as the world’s
most luxurious flyer, this documentary reveals the exacting standards first-class
passengers expect when wining and dining in the skies - with Michelin-style food,
limitless champagne , and a deluxe first-class suite for the super wealthy.
'Life of a Fleet Air Arm pilot
in the Cold War'
Wednesday 7th March
7.30 for 7.45pm start
F O R T H C O M I N G S H H A S T R I P S
SHHAS Visit to RAF Welford
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Roger Hixon is planning a return visit to RAF Welford near Newbury. More details
will be announced at the next meeting.
Royal Air Force Welford is an active Royal Air Force station in Berkshire. Opened
in 1943, it was used during the Second World War by both the Royal Air Force and
United States Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a transport
airfield. After the war it was closed in 1946 and placed in reserve status. As a
result of the Cold War, the station was reopened in 1955 as a munitions depot by
the United States Air Force
Today it is one of the largest ammunition compounds for the United States Air Force
in Western Europe for heavy munitions.
1 Current Units
3.1 USAAF use
3.1.1 315th Troop Carrier Group
3.1.2 435th Troop Carrier Group
3.2 USAF use
4 See also
6 External links
a talk by Kim Sherman
B O O K L A U N C H
You are invited to the
BOOK LAUNCH for
PALEMBANG and BEYOND by Mike Rousselon
Saturday 3rd March 2018
at the Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8DY