BEST of the FEW
92 Squadron 1939 ~1940
Signed by Brian Kingcome
Bookplate on the title page signed by
Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC*
Biggin Hill 1940/41/42
First edition 2001. 170 pages and very well illustrated with photographs
A Very Fine condition hardback book and Fine condition unclipped dustjacket. As new. NB. the portrait of Kingcome shown above is for illustration only.
92 Squadron was one of the most famous and most colourful of all of the RAF Battle of Britain Squadrons. This book illustrates the background and character of each pilot and gives a detailed account of the squadron’s activities from the outbreak of war to the end of 1940. It has been painstakingly researched from official records, personal diaries and eye witness accounts to give a fascinating encyclopaedia of information to supplement the numerous books written by and about members of the squadron.
A fascinating insight into the exploits of the famous 92 Squadron. Brian Kingcome was 92 squadron’s acting CO throughout much of the Battle of Britain. He states:
‘I always regarded 92 Squadron as my personal property. I led it through, what was to me, the most exhilarating and treacherous part of the war, the Battle of Britain. I gained and lost many good friends and in front line operations I was with 92 longer than any other squadron’.
Other 92 Squadron pilot signatures are available – (Stanford Tuck, Bartley, Havercroft, Wright & Wellum) – please ask for details.
A great copy of a very scarce book.