Phoenix Squadron: HMS Ark Royal, Britain's last Topguns and the untold story of their most dramatic mission

Phoenix Squadron: HMS Ark Royal, Britain's last Topguns and the untold story of their most dramatic mission

By: Rowland White (author)Paperback

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January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate and decisive. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped. To save the small colony, she must launch a pair of Buccaneer fighter bombers on an unprecedented long-range mission. But first the old carrier must make a high-speed, 1,500 mile dash across the Atlantic towards the Gulf of Mexico. The odds of arriving in time are very slim indeed... Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts and previously unseen, classified documents, Rowland White has pieced together one of the most audacious and thrilling missions of post-war British military history.

About Author

Rowland White is the author of three critically acclaimed works of aviation history: Vulcan 607, Phoenix Squadron and Storm Front. All three have been Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. His writing has appeared in a variety of national magazines and newspapers including the Guardian, Daily Mail and Esquire magazine. Born and brought up in Cambridge, Rowland studied Modern History at Liverpool University. He has held a private pilot's licence since 1998 and lives near Cambridge with his wife and three young children.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780552152907
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780552152907
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0552152900

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