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First Light By Geoffrey Wellum

First Light
by Geoffrey Wellum

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A memoir of the author's experiences as a fighter pilot during WWII. It tells how two months before the outbreak of WWII, the author who was then seventeen year old, left school to become a fighter pilot with the RAF. It also tells how he made it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron.
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First Light: The Centenary Collection by Geoffrey Wellum

'An extraordinary, deeply moving and astonishingly evocative story. Reading it, you feel you are in the Spitfire with him, at 20,000 feet, chased by a German Heinkel, with your ammunition gone' - "Independent". Two months before the outbreak of WWII, seventeen year old Geoffrey Wellum left school to become a fighter pilot with the RAF. He made it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum found himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Published more than fifty years afterwards, "First Light" is Geoffrey Wellum's gripping memoir of his experiences as a fighter pilot during WWII.

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'An extraordinary, deeply moving and astonishingly evocative story. Reading it, you feel you are in the Spitfire with him, at 20,000 feet, chased by a German Heinkel, with your ammunition gone' Independent

About Geoffrey Wellum


Geoffrey Wellum joined the RAF in 1939 when he was just seventeen years old and served with 92 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. In 1942 he went to 65 Squadron at Debden as a Flight Commander and from there to Malta later that year. He led eight Spitfires off HMS Furious to Luqa during Operation Pedestal. He now lives in Mullion in Cornwall and has three children.

Additional information

GOR000471961
First Light: The Centenary Collection by Geoffrey Wellum
Geoffrey Wellum
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-05-01
352
0141008148
9780141008141
N/A
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