Published by Woodfield in 2010, 73 pages. Large A4 size Paperback (N4476)
From the rear side cover: This book provides an illuminating account of the day to day occurrences experienced by the crew of an RAF High Speed Launch (HSL) during World War II.
The author, Percy Shipperbottom, from Bolton in Lancashire, became a wireless operator or ‘Sparks’ with the RAF Marine Branch and served in 1940/41 aboard HSL 120, based in Ramsgate and engaged in air-sea rescue work in the Channel and North Sea, picking up Allied (and sometimes German) airmen whose aircraft had ‘ditched’ into the water.
Later in the war he was posted to the Far East, where he served in the same capacity at No.226 Air Sea Rescue Unit (226 ASRU), based at Chittagong, undertaking patrols along the dangerous Arakan Coast, rescuing Allied airmen stranded at sea.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover