[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The RAF’s Maritime War 1939 – 1945 makes the reader think again about the RAF’s maritime arm, Coastal Command, which was established in 1936. Often working alone and unsupported, undertaking long patrols out over opens seas, Coastal Command bred a special kind of airman. Including individuals such as Lieutenant Commander Roger Morewood MID, who was born in Worthing.
Author Andrew Bird, “I knew some of these men for a brief period in the 1990’s when I began talking to British, Canadian, Australian and American veterans of Coastal Command’s war. Years later, as I began to write, it occurred to me, that I should from the start, set down my aim and the parameters I have given myself. Above all, this is meant to be a compelling narrative history of a few participants of the most neglected Royal Air Force command in the historiography of the Second World War – Coastal Command. It is one that can be easily read and digested, and hopefully enjoyed, yet which brings together my own research on the subjects. The aim is not to just write their military history, but also the social and political and economic history too. Their individual stories will be illustrative of the experience of war and the conduits to explaining the bigger picture of Coastal Command’s operational sphere” – words from the
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