A WILLINGNESS to DIE

Life and Memories from Fighter Command and Beyond

Signed by Group Captain Brian Kingcome DSO DFC*

  • Price: £ 70

Laid in letter signed by Brian Kingcome dated October 26th 1988

‘I and my colleagues were just lucky in that we were born at the right time
and in the right place to make a contribution when it was needed. I have no doubt
that you and your contemporaries would have done the same had you been there.’
 

Tempus First Edition 1999. 188 Pages with photographs.

Fine condition hardback book book and dustjacket. Clean tight and unmarked.  The laid in letter is on LM Kingcome Ltd paper, a company of which Brian and his wife were directors. The letter is in Very Good condition with some light handling creases and two folds.

Another gripping 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’.

An excellent posthumously published autobiography with a scarce Kingcome signature.