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British naval aviation [electronic resource] : the first 100 years / edited by Tim Benbow.

Contributor(s): Benbow, Tim.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies series: Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 235 p.).ISBN: 9781409430377 (electronic bk.); 1409430375 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service -- History | Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet Air Arm -- History | Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- Aviation -- History | Great Britain. -- Royal Navy. -- Fleet Air Arm -- History | Military Science | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Marine & Naval | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British naval aviation.DDC classification: 359.9/40941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Seamen or airmen? : the early days of British naval flying / Eric Grove -- Air Force, Fleet Air Arm -- or Armoured Corps?: the Royal Naval Air Service at war / Eric Grove -- Competing visions : the Admiralty, the Air Ministry and the role of airpower / Geoffrey Till -- The Fleet Air Arm and the struggle for the Mediterranean, 1940-1944 / Ben Jones -- New tricks for old sea dogs : British naval aviation in the Pacific, 1944-1945 / Jon Robb-Webb -- British naval aviation and the Radical Review, 1953-1955 / Tim Benbow -- Limited war and crisis management : naval aviation in action from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict / Ian Speller -- The battle for CVA01 / Edward Hampshire -- "More than just spare airfields" : defence policy, defence reviews and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers / Lee Willett.
Summary: Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement aircraft carriers in the early twenty-first century. In so doing, the volume offers fascinating insights into one of the most important aspects of defence policy and Britain's military history, which is sure to stimulate further scholarly debate.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Seamen or airmen? : the early days of British naval flying / Eric Grove -- Air Force, Fleet Air Arm -- or Armoured Corps?: the Royal Naval Air Service at war / Eric Grove -- Competing visions : the Admiralty, the Air Ministry and the role of airpower / Geoffrey Till -- The Fleet Air Arm and the struggle for the Mediterranean, 1940-1944 / Ben Jones -- New tricks for old sea dogs : British naval aviation in the Pacific, 1944-1945 / Jon Robb-Webb -- British naval aviation and the Radical Review, 1953-1955 / Tim Benbow -- Limited war and crisis management : naval aviation in action from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict / Ian Speller -- The battle for CVA01 / Edward Hampshire -- "More than just spare airfields" : defence policy, defence reviews and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers / Lee Willett.

Taking a broadly chronological approach, this collection explores key events and issues of British naval aviation, from the Admiralty's first order for an airship in 1909 through to debates concerning replacement aircraft carriers in the early twenty-first century. In so doing, the volume offers fascinating insights into one of the most important aspects of defence policy and Britain's military history, which is sure to stimulate further scholarly debate.

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