Bluebelles on Parade

ISBN 1-84683-017-6
RAF fiction
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by Robert C Bertie
The battle of the sexes comes to a postwar RAF station when the ladies take on the men in a parade ground drill competition
Our story begins when the Air Chief Marshal of the RAF accepts a wager from the chiefs of staff of the Army and Navy for a squad of servicewomen from the RAF to compete with similar squads from the WRNS or the WRAC in a drill competition…

If he is to stand any change of winning his wager he will need to call upon the talents of a crack drill Sergeant. Enter Bill Barrett, Flight Sergeant extraordinaire, who has made a name for himself by training a Flight of raw female WRAF recruits, calling themselves the BlueBelles, to outperform a Flight of their male counterparts in a drill competition at RAF Chatworth.
Now promoted to Warrant Officer and posted to RAF March, Bill finds himself called upon to save the face of the Air Chief Marshal.

But it is over two years since the original BlueBelles Drill Team was formed and its former members are now dispersed throughout the RAF or have left the service.

Bill faces the onerous task of producing a brand-new team of BlueBelles to pull off what is thought to be an impossible task.

All kinds of mayhem ensue, in this light-hearted military comedy, which is sure to appeal to any former serviceman or woman.
details: softback | 140 x 205 mm | 280 pages
genre: fiction / military fiction / RAF fiction
themes: RAF in postwar years | RAF drill and training | life in the services
readership: military historians / aviation enthusiasts / general readers