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.
A photograph of some of his Hawker Hurricane (P2815) wreckage is displayed on page 116 with the quote:
This photograph of the twisted wreckage of Ravenhill’s plane serves as mute testimony to his loss
A thoroughly recommended book, with added interest for me because of the pages mentioning Mac. Full details of the book can be viewed on Bloomsbury’s website.
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