Rebellious beginnings Training to be a Sepoy Eating off the floor Death comes to visit. Death comes to stay The North West Frontier Province The World is at War New Aircraft but old prejudices Into Burma The fighting retreat To India: To England: To Jail? Spreading Wings. Clipping Wings Independence! But at what cost? Command! Kindred spirit or dangerous Liaison? Reuniting old friends Epilogue: The Greatest Disgrace?
A story of prejudice, sacrifice, courage and adventure, following the journey of an Indian sepoy, the formation of the Indian Air Force and the birth of an independent India.
Mike Edwards joined the RAF in 1986, before working in the former Soviet Union and then flying for British Airways. After discovering a forgotten collection of historic Indian aircraft in 2007, he was appointed Chief Advisor to the IAF Vintage Flight. In 2012 he was awarded an MBE for services to aviation and Anglo-Indian relations. Mike lives 100 paces away from Winston Churchill's grave in Bladon, Oxfordshire, with his wife and two daughters.
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