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Tiger Squadron: The Story of 74 Squadron, R.A.F., in Two World Wars

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published July 28th 1994 by Time Life Medical (first published June 1954)
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Nov 16, 2016 James rated it liked it
Shelves: history
An informative memoir. The First World War section is especially interesting as, unfortunately, the section on the Second World War becomes a rather ploddy and boring official history of 74 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Far more interesting would have been Jones's own experiences during the battle but despite this its an interesting read and a valuable source for any First World War aviation historian
Sep 30, 2012 Simon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students of military aviation history
I enjoyed this book but it is really two stories: the first is that of the author's own experiences as a 74 SQN pilot in WW1; and the second is the story of 74 SQN in the early stages of WW2.

By far and away, the most gripping part is the first part where Taffy Jones quotes extensively from the log that he maintained at the time. This really debunks the myths of the gallant knights of the sky chivalrously battling in the skies over France and portrays the brutal reality of pilots with minimal tr
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