What The RAF Airman Took To War

What the RAF Airman Took to War

By Bill Howard (ISBN: 9781784420550, Shire Publications)

Published in 2015, this excellent little book details the objects and personal items that were essential to every wartime pilot, from the superstitious good-luck charm to the parachute on which his life might have depended.

Page 117 contains a moving “In Memoriam” tribute to the aircrew and, to my pleasant surprise, the author has chosen to mention in detail Malcolm Ravenhill as one such pilot that bravely gave his life fighting in the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain by Norman Franks

Battle of Britain

By Norman Franks (ISBN 0861240308, Published by Bison Books 1981)

An interesting paragraph appears in the book “Battle of Britain” by Norman Franks detailing September 30th 1940 and 229 Squadron when Malcolm was killed.