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: RAF Strike Command 1968-2007: Aircraft, Men and Action
: Kev Darling
: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848848986
: 2014
: 256
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In 1968 a decision was made to combine the RAF Commands that had become famous in World War Two. Thus Fighter, Bomber, Coastal, Air Support and Signals Commands were combined into the single Strike Command. This amalgamation was to see service throughout the remaining years of the Cold War and action in the Falklands and the Middle East in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Granby.
This book looks at the origins of the World War Two Commands and their outline histories until 1968. The organizational change caused re-equipment, basechanges and increasing economic constraints - an all-too familiar story. The Royal Navy was now responsible for the UK's nuclear deterrent in the form of their Polaris submarines, so the RAF's V-Bomber Force were now relegated to tanker operations, with the exception of the lone Vulcan that was sent to the Falklands conflict. The Commands fleet of fast jets became more adaptable, with single types able to assume the roles of fighter, bomber,reconnaissance and maritime attack.


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