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A Fighter in My Sights

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Hardcover, 216 pages
Published 2001 by J&KH Publishing
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Mar 08, 2013 KOMET rated it it was amazing
This is one of the BEST Second World War pilot memoirs I’ve ever read. Personable and engaging, the author (Neil) makes the reader feel very much a part of his story. Neil relates the particulars of his life from growing up in Liverpool in the 1920s and 1930s to when he gained admittance into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) in 1938. His love for aviation is infectious and it is fascinating to see Neil’s progression from fledging trainee to fighter pilot in 249 Squadron in May 1940, ...more
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Thomas Neil joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) on 17th October 1938 and began his flying training at 17 E&RFTS, Barton, Manchester.

Called up on 2nd September 1939, Neil went to 4 ITW; Bexhill in early November.

On 1st December he was posted to 8 FFS, Montrose and on completion of the course, he was commissioned and joined 249 Squadron on 15th May 1940 at its reformation at Chu
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