A gripping and revealing account of how the modern generation of Dambusters uphold the traditions of courage and sacrifice of their World War II brethren. One cannot fail to be impressed by the bravery, dedication and professionalism displayed by this new breed of aviator.
The legendary Dambuster squadron is still in safe hands. 617 offers a rare and privileged insight into the modern RAF.
The 617 Squadron of 2011 might not have bombed targets on a daily basis, nor found itself under constant enemy attack, but this book is no less fascinating for that. As a detailed picture of how a modern fast-leg squadron operates and functions, it is utterly compelling.
Bouquet's clear, informative writing places us alongside these brave professionals and will open up reader's eyes to life in the theatre of war.