DENNIS ‘Hurricane’ DAVID
Group Captain W.D. David CBE DFC* AFC
Bookplate on the front end paper signed by
four 87 Squadron Pilots
Grub Street First edition 2000. 216 pages and well illustrated with photographs
Fine condition hardback book in a Fine condition dustjacket. As new.
Dennis David had what was termed ‘an active war’, especially during the Battle for France and the Battle of Britain, becoming an Ace with over 15 victories and winning 2 DFCs in 5 days. His post war career was equally distinguished and throughout his 30 years in the RAF as a fighter pilot, staff officer, aide and Air Attache, Dennis never lost his nose for a good story or whimsical occurance, in most of which he himself was involved.
Additionally signed by Garry Nowell, Dennis’s wingman during the French battles and himself a distinguished ace with 10+ victories. ‘Dimmy’ Joyce was in the thick of the fighting and was shot down on 14th May subsequently losing a leg to gangrene as he was evacuated through France. Alex Thom joined 87 Squadron during the last month of the Battle of Britain and stayed with the Squadron into 1941.
A nicely signed bookplate in a very entertaining memoir.