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Author Benbow, Tim.

Title British Naval Aviation : the First 100 Years
Published Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
Series Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series
Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies series.
Contents Cover; Notes on Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Introduction British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years; 1 Seamen or Airmen? The Early Days of British Naval Flying; 2 Air Force, Fleet Air Arm -- or Armoured Corps? The Royal Naval Air Service at War; 3 Competing Visions: The Admiralty, the Air Ministry and the Role of Air Power; 4 The Fleet Air Arm and the Struggle for the Mediterranean, 1940-44; 5 New Tricks for Old Sea Dogs: British Naval Aviation in the Pacific, 1944-45; 6 British Naval Aviation and the 'Radical Review', 1953-55
7 Limited War and Crisis Management: Naval Aviation in Action8 The Battle for Cva01; 9 'More Than Just Spare Airfields'; Index
Summary Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement aircraft carriers in the early twenty-first century. In so doing, the volume offers fascinating insights into one of the most important aspects of defence policy and Britain's military history, which is sure to stimulate further scholarly debate
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Aviation -- History
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm -- History
Great Britain. Royal Navy.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm.
Military art and science.
Armed Forces -- Aviation.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military & Naval Science.
Military art and science.
Naval Science - General.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409430375