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Stanford Tuck’s Pilot Flying Log
Stanford Tuck’s Pilot Flying Log

Stanford Tuck’s Pilot Flying Log

Limited Edition of the flying log book of Wing Commander Bob Stanford Tuck DSO DFC**

Signed by Bob Stanford Tuck


    Bob Stanford Tuck’s Flying Log Book Special Limited Edition Number 974/2500

    Bookplate signed by Bob Stanford Tuck on the Title Page

    Published by After The Battle. Limited edition 1996. Complete with numbered limited edition certificate.

    Very Fine condition hardback book in a brown leatherette cover with gilt titles.  As new and unread. Only removed from its protective shrink-wrap to insert the bookplate which is a neat Bob Stanford Tuck signature with his characteristic salutation in black ink.

    This is no 194 of a limited edition of 2,500 copies which were published in 1996 and is an exact facsimile of Bob Stanford Tuck’s original logbook. This lavishly produced full colour replica covers Stanford Tuck’s RAF career from his first flight in Avro Tutor K3257 on 2 Oct 1935 to his final sortie in a Canberra in 1954, complete with assessments of ability from his commanders (Exceptional!)

    The section covering the Battle of Britain is superb and recorded in the matter of fact manner of the day. Tuck’s final wartime Op on 28th January, 1942 reads “Rhubarb Patrol. Prisoner of War.” When he went “in the bag”, he had achieved 29 victories and had he continued on operations, could well have become Britain’s top scoring ace.

    As close as it comes to owning the real thing. This is a fascinating book to dip into and cross reference to events in ‘Fly For Your Life’  and the recently published new biography of him by Dr Helen Doe.