This first-hand, eyewitness account is full of fascinating recollections which still grip your attention, even though we are now experiencing the 70th anniversary of the siege.
Frederick R.Galea, author of Call Out
While everyone around them was hell-bent on death and destruction, the crews of the Air/ Sea Rescue Units were dedicated to the survival of both friend and foe alike. They carried out their job with little recognition and with great heroism. Battling the elements, often in appaling sea conditions, and nder near- consant air attack from a most determined enemy, the units shared the privations endured by the islanders, coming close to starvation as the Axis Forces inched towards invasion.
This book shares with the reader the elation of successful rescues, the exhilaration of the High Speed Launch at full throttle, the determination of the Units to turn out at all hours in all weathers to go to the aid of both Allied and Axis pilots. Relief, anticipation, joy and Fear are all related to the reader as well as sheer determination to maintain their rescue capabilities 24hours a day, 7 days a week. This fascinating book is set to fill a large gap in the excisting literature of World War II