Observers and Navigators

    Observers and Navigators

    and other Non-Pilot Aircrew in the RFC, RNAS and RAF

    CG Jefford

    Grub Street 2014

    Hardback 415pp Illustrated 283x210mm

    9781909808027   Product Code: 19049

    During the First World War, observers and aerial gunners who flew with the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service were treated as somewhat inferior personnel to the pilots, establishing a systemic bias, CJ Jefford argues, that continued for decades. This detailed analysis of non-pilot aircrew describes the role of observers, navigators and gunners and their ever-changing training and management through two world wars, the Cold War period and into the present century.

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