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Gun Button To "Fire"

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This is a fighter pilot's story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting - to 249 Squadron.

Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked into the maelstrom of air fighting on which the s
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Hardcover, 237 pages
Published by W. Kimber (first published November 25th 2011)
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"A Gun Button to Fire" 1987. At 96 years of age, Tom Neil is one of the last living heroes of The Battle Britain.
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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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