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The Ideals and Training of a Flying Officer Book

Ref: B335
By: Roderick Ward Maclennan and Chris Goss
£7.99 (Latest exchange rate: $10.97 or €9.47)


The Ideals and Training of a Flying Officer Book

The son of a Canadian lawyer, Roderick Ward Maclennan joined the Officer’s Training Corps connected with the University of Toronto in 1915. Enlisting in Kingston he crossed the Atlantic in 1916 with the Medical Service on work which was ‘congenial and necessary’. Commissioned to the Royal Flying Corps, he trained in Oxford on the BE 2b. Eventually posted to France with 60 Squadron, Maclennan was killed in a flying accident less than a week after his first patrol whilst flying the notorious SE 5.

With a new concluding chapter and photographs, renowned author and historian Chris Goss places this life in context of both the overall war and his Squadron.

Maclennan’s beautifully naïve writing vividly brings to life the spirit of the times when the world was opening up to these ‘gentlemen’ pilots, and reveals another aspect of the golden age of aviation and the glorious language of the times.

Format: 104 pages, Hardback. 
ISBN: 978-0-85979-130-4
Publisher: Crecy Publishing Ltd

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