Scottish Connections

Books either written by Scots or featuring Scotland and its history to some extent


RAF history
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60 Aviation Experiences

edited by Jack Burgess
80+ years of aviation recalled by members of the Aircrew Association
RAF and aviation history
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60 More Aviation Experiences

by Jack Burgess et al
Another collection of true stories by members of the Aircrew Association
military memoir
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A Virgin Airman

by Jack Docherty
An illustrated memoir of RAF Seletar in Singapore during the 1950s and of a nostalgic return trip in 2009
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An Ayrshire Shipbuilder

by Dougal McIntyre
Portrait of John McIntyre, a 19th/20th century Scottish shipbuilder
Aviation memoir
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Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike

Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s
RAF memoir
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From 1 to 1000 Horsepower

by Fergus Davidson


Experiences of a Scottish WW2 fighter pilot with 534, 91 and 229 Squadrons of the RAF
World War I memoir
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Once a Cameron Highlander

by Robert Burns


Remarkable story of a WW1 Battle of the Somme veteran, who lived to be 105 years old
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Prestwick's Pioneer

by Dougal McIntyre


Biography of David F. McIntyre, first pilot to fly over Everest and founder of Scottish Aviation
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The Brats

by Tony Paul


Four young stowaways from Greenock endure cruel mistreatment on a transatlantic voyage in this real-life seafaring adventure set in 1868
RAF memoirs
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Well, You Wanted to Fly!

edited by Jack Burgess
Aviation tales contributed by members of the Aircrew Association
WW2 memoir
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A Waggoner's War

by Fergus Fulton


A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45
historical fiction
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For Freedom and Honour

by James R.S. Black
A historical novel set in World War Two following the fortunes of an RAF Spitfire pilot from Perthshire in Scotland