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This was an excellent memoir from an extraordinary man who survived WWII in the pilot-seat of a seemingly obsolescent biplane. Although the Swordfish was designed between the wars as a naval aviation reconnaissance bomber, it was so versatile during World War II that it continued in front line service throughout. Commander Lamb describes the many assignments and major events that happened to him while serving in the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm – from a sinking ship to ditching in the ocean, ...more