The RAF Postwar to Present Day

Books reflecting various aspects of the Royal Air Force since 1945

60 More Aviation Experiences

Another collection of true stories by members of Scottish Saltire Branch of the Aircrew Association

A History of the Kings Flight & Queens Flight

A chronicle of the activities, aircraft and key personnel of the elite RAF unit dedicated to the air transport of the British Royal Family from 1936-1995

A Pilots Way – an aviators experiences 1948-2004

by Mike Holmes
A veteran aviator looks back on his 55 years as an RAF fighter pilot, airline pilot and private pilot 1948-2004

A Royal Air Force Pilots Tales

by Group Captain Harry M. Archer
A reflection on 30 years’ service with the RAF 1950-80
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A Trek to Solomon’s Throne & The Valley of the Assassins

by Bruce Blackney
Diary of a 1974 expedition to the Takht-e-Sulaiman Massif, Iran in the footsteps of Freya Stark

A Very British Standard

by Peter Bunnett
An RAF Airman’s experiences in the UK & Europe during the Cold War years 1967-72

A Virgin Airman – memories of RAF Seletar in the 1950s

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

Adventures of a Trenchard Brat

by Ken Bartrop
A former Royal Air Force Apprentice’s experiences in the Royal Air Force 1942-66

Aircraft Engineer – reflections on a 50 year career in aviation

by Brian W.A. Johnson
My journey from RAF Halton apprentice to senior management with commercial airlines 1947 to 1997.

An Ordinary Life : the experiences of an RAF wife in the fifties

by Betty White

The life of a British forces family at RAF Seletar in Singapore and elsewhere in the postwar years.

Bull, Bombs & Britannias

by Richard Ling
A former Boy Entrant looks back on his globetrotting career with the RAF 1961-75 as an Armourer, bomb disposal expert and Bristol Britannia loadmaster

Chips for Breakfast

by Terry O'Reilly
A sprog's eye view of basic training in the Royal Air Force of the 1950s.

Chocks & Driptrays – an airmans experiences in the postwar RAF

by Stanley Newton
Experiences of an RAF Flight Mechanic in the UK, India and Pakistan 1946-56.

Drop and Give Me Twenty!

by Rob Novak
Mischievous memoir of an RAF airman in the Falkland Islands and elsewhere during the 1980s.

Fairy Tales of an S.A.C.

by John McGregor
A young airman’s experiences at RAF Thorney Island (and other exotic places) 1967-72.

Flying the Waves

by Richard Pike
Experiences of an air-sea rescue helicopter pilot around the Scottish coast in the 1980s/90s.

Flying Upside Down

by Richard G. Walker
Memories of childhood / adolescence during and after WW2 in Stopsley, Bedfordshire and subsequent RAF National Service

From Blue to Grey

Recollections of former members of 54 Entry, Royal Air Force College, Cranwell (1949-51)
From the Ground Up by Alf Commons

From the Ground Up

by Alf Commons
Experiences of an RAF Technician in the post-war years 1946-69

Grain, Planes & Coffee Machines

by Graham Wise
A Memoir - 1937-2000 One man’s journey from a small Kentish island to Mars & beyond (via the Royal Air Force)

Halton Drums – the RAF Halton pipe band 1922-93

compiled by Keith Youldon
An illustrated history of the RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentice Pipe Band and those who have played in it over the years.

I Have Control!

by Edward Cartner
A junior officer's attempts to gain the respect of his subordinates and superiors never go according to plan.

In Defence of the Realm

by Peter Voyse
An erk-some account of RAF National Service 1954-56 working on the Chain Home Low air defence system

Jumping Beans

by Edward Cartner
Recollections of an ‘oddball’ Royal Air Force Unit contributed by former staff members of No.1 Parachute Training School (PTS).

Looking Up at the Sky

by Group Captain C.B. 'Sid' Adcock
A former Hastings and VC10 pilot looks back on a 50-year career in the Royal Air Force 1960–2010

Meteor Eject! A Cold War jet pilots story

by Nick Carter
Former 257 Squadron RAF jet pilot recalls the Gloster Meteor, prototype ejector seats and much more.

My Best Blue Days – Recollections of an RAF Airman 1952-56

by Reg Chiddick
Enjoyable account of the author's for years National Service in the Royal Air Force as an Electrical Mechanic (Air) 1952-56

My Life in Flying – memoirs of a military and airline pilot

by Steve Masters
A reflection on three decades as a military & commercial pilot with the RAF and British Airways 1980-2013
Naafi Knickers and Nijmegen by Joan Blackburn

Naafi, Knickers and Nijmegen

by Joan Blackburn (formerly Ratcliff)
Adventures of a WRAF Airwoman 1959-63.

Naafi, Nijmegen & the Path to Norway

by Joan Blackburn
Further adventures of a WRAF Airwoman – 1971 and beyond.

National Service Erk

by Ron Swain
An RAF airman’s experiences with 148 Squadron 1952-3

No Time on the Ground – A Pilots Tales

by Ken Fitzroy
A former military, commercial and civilian pilot looks back on 50 years in the air.

Out of the Blue

by George Edwards BEM
Adventures of a former RAF fireman at home and abroad 1965-2005 and his post-RAF activities as a Probation Officer and Air Cadet Squadron Commander in his native city of Liverpool.

Parachutes, Princes & Predicaments

by Edward Cartner
How I taught Prince Charles and Prince Andrew to parachute jump (without killing either of them) whilst serving in the RAF as a parachute jumping instructor in 1978.

People, Planes & Providence

by Ian Roxburgh
Former RAF pilot and flying instructor recalls his exploits in World War II and the post-war years during which he flew most of the famous aircraft types of the 1940s and 50s

Post War Brats at Large

Former members of the 51st (1945) Entry of RAF Aircraft Apprentices to RAF Halton recall their experiences as 'Trenchard Brats'.

RAF National Service in Six Movements

by Roy Taylor
An RAF National Serviceman's experiences in the 1950s as a Radar Technician.

RAF Plumber

by Michael 'Andy' Anderton
Experiences with things that go bang ~ during 30 years as an RAF Armourer 1953-83

Red Arrows: The Inside Story

by Tony Cunnane
An insight into the inner workings of the RAF's world famous aerobatic display team during the 1980s/90s

Return to Gan

by Michael Butler
An account of activities at RAF Gan in 1960-61 and of a recent return visit to see what remains of the former base.
Safari Mzuri

Safari Mzuri

by Brian J. Elliott
RAF National Servicemen have a wild time in 1960's Kenya in this entertaining tale.

Salute... He Moves! – Memoirs of an RAF officer

by Group Captain Peter Holland MBE
A personal reflection on four decades with the Royal Air Force 1952-90

Serving with the Blues – an RAF bandsmans tales

by Peter Bradbury
Adventures of a former RAF military bandsman with No.6 Regional Band MEAF and the RAF Central Band in the 1950s

Swinging the Lamp

by Ted Bedwell
Nautical tales from a former skipper with the RAF Marine Branch
The Avro Vulcan and Me

The Avro Vulcan and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of this classic delta-wing jet bomber aircraft.

The English Electric Lightning and Me

by Peter Bunnett
A former RAF Airframe Mechanic’s recollections of a classic jet fighter aircraft

The Hamburg Dossier

by John Law
A retired RAF Police officer returns to Germany to reinvestigate a 50-year-old murder mystery.

The Other Royal Air Force

by Ray Clinton
An RAF airman's experiences while on National Service in the UK and Egypt, 1951-55.

The Rock & Roll Years of a Parachuting Medic

by Mick Thompson
The author recalls his 25-year career as a parachutist and paramedic in the Medical Branch of the Royal Air Force 1957-82.

The Spice of Flight

by Richard Pike
Experiences of a RAF pilot in various aircraft, from fast jets to helicopters, in the 1960s and 70s.

Twin Bases Remembered

by Norman Rose
A personal history of the RAF and USAF at Bentwaters & Woodbridge 1943-1993

We Blazed the Trail

edited by Robin Reid and Malcolm Cleverley 
The short but eventful history of the Civil Defence Experimental Mobile Column 1953/4.

Wheels Up! – The RAF Boy Entrant Scheme

by Bob Price
Recollections of the RAF Boy Entrant Scheme of the 1950s and 1960s

Who Is In Charge Here?

by Edward Cartner
Now a senior officer, our hero is still trying (and failing) to impress his superiors and control his subordinates