Buccaneer Boys True Tales by Those Who Flew the 'Last All

Twenty four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force SAAF relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer Arranged in chronological order the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled In addition to describing events and activities it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a Buccaneer Boy in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated forceThe introduction into service is fully described before further chapters cover the development of the air force's maritime tactics and the deployment of two squadrons to Germany in the overland strike role Two chapters deal with the aircraft's stunning successes at the Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises flown in North America which took the USAF hierarchy by storm A further chapter is devoted to the intensive but little known Bush War operations by 24 SAAF Squadron on the borders of AngolaTwo USAF exchange officers who flew Buccaneers relate their experiences and the aircraft's deployment for the Lebanon crisis and the reinforcement exercise to the Falkland Islands is examined The introduction of new air to surface anti ship missiles is covered before the Buccaneer left to go to war in the Gulf where it distinguished itself providing precision laser marking for the Tornado force in addition to carrying out its own precision bombing attacks This lavish book concludes with accounts of the aircraft's final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power Twenty four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force SAAF relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer Arranged in chronological order the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled In addition to describing events and activities it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a Buccaneer Boy in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated forceThe introduction into service is fully described before further chapters cover the development of the air force's maritime tactics and the deployment of two squadrons to Germany in the overland strike role Two chapters deal with the aircraft's stunning successes at the Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises flown in North America which took the USAF hierarchy by storm A further chapter is devoted to the intensive but little known Bush War operations by 24 SAAF Squadron on the borders of AngolaTwo USAF exchange officers who flew Buccaneers relate their experiences and the aircraft's deployment for the Lebanon crisis and the reinforcement exercise to the Falkland Islands is examined The introduction of new air to surface anti ship missiles is covered before the Buccaneer left to go to war in the Gulf where it distinguished itself providing precision laser marking for the Tornado force in addition to carrying out its own precision bombing attacks This lavish book concludes with accounts of the aircraft's final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power Twenty four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force SAAF relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer Arranged in chronological order the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled In addition to describing events and activities it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a Buccaneer Boy in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated forceThe introduction into service is fully described before further chapters cover the development of the air force's maritime tactics and the deployment of two squadrons to Germany in the overland strike role Two chapters deal with the aircraft's stunning successes at the Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises flown in North America which took the USAF hierarchy by storm A further chapter is devoted to the intensive but little known Bush War operations by 24 SAAF Squadron on the borders of AngolaTwo USAF exchange officers who flew Buccaneers relate their experiences and the aircraft's deployment for the Lebanon crisis and the reinforcement exercise to the Falkland Islands is examined The introduction of new air to surface anti ship missiles is covered before the Buccaneer left to go to war in the Gulf where it distinguished itself providing precision laser marking for the Tornado force in addition to carrying out its own precision bombing attacks This lavish book concludes with accounts of the aircraft's final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power