Miles M.52 by Tony Buttler
    Association Member Tony Buttler has written what must be, unless new information comes to light, the definitive account of the Miles M.52 project. Every aspect of the aircraft from inception to cancellation is thoroughly covered including contentious topics such as the slab tailplane, the politics of the cancellation and the involvement with Bell Aircraft. Tony’s research from original documents has been most thorough and the text is well illustrated. This book is as satisfying as ‘Winkle’ Brown’s was disappointing. The book, ISBN 9 781910 809044, is published by Crecy at 24.95.

Book Reviews

Rhapsody in Blue by Graham Williams
    Best known to Association Members as one of the Transatlantic Air Race Harrier pilots, this book is Graham’s account of his RAF career from schoolboy to Air Vice Marshall which covered the Cold War. There is plenty in this book to interest the Hawker man (Hunter and Harrier, Boscombe Down, Farnborough, the Air Race) and much else including inside information on the AEW Nimrod fiasco. The book, ISBN 978-1-78155-535-4, is published by Fonthill at 20.  It is illustrated with many photographs from Graham’s personal collection.
    The Hawker Horsley is featured in ‘Database’  of the January 2017 issue as is the Sopwith Triplane in the February issue which also has an article ‘I flew for Fidel’ in which the Cuban Sea Fury operations are covered.