This book is based on the World War II diaries of Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer Reg Heffron. The reader follows Heffron through initial training, his wartime posting to No.622 Squadron, and the fear and trials of operational flying, off duty antics, training rookie crews, and finally, the joyous return home to his family in Australia.
Martyn R. Ford-Jones was born in London in 1945. His interest in the RAF has led to him being accepted as XV Squadron's official historian. He is also an Affiliate Member of the RAF Club, Piccadilly, London, a Life Member of the Bomber Command Association, a member of the XV Squadron Association, and is one of the squadron historians in the (RAF) Mildenhall Register. Martyn, who has been married to Valerie for over forty-five years, lives in Wiltshire, England, where he spends his time writing, researching, and providing information to families whose relatives served with XV Squadron. He has two daughters, Emma and Alexandra, and two grandchildren, Sonny and Loulou.

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