Author: Karl E Hayes
Review by: Geoff Coughlin
Our thanks to Karl Hayes and Irish Air Letter for supplying our review sample.
A planned visit to the impressive Irish Nationals at D1 in Dublin towards the end of 2011 led to me receiving a copy of this extremely interesting soft back book containing a large amount of data and period images.
With resurgence in WWI scale modelling, not least here in your SMN, any title that brings a new dimension to aircraft types with two or more wings is going to be welcome.
The contents list should give you a great insight as to what is covered:
- The Royal Flying Corp’s first Irish deployment
- Flying training in Ireland
- Anti-submarine warfare
- United States Naval Aviation in Ireland
- Post-War reorganisation
- The Royal Air Force and the Anglo-Irish War
- The British withdrawal
- Prangs and other incidents
- The birth of the Irish Army Air Service
- Epilogue – After the Battle
- Acknowledgements and bibliography
One of the things I particularly like in this book is the period images of RE 8’s (especially after Les Venus built his great Wingnut Wings 1:32 kit) and De Havilland DH.6 aircraft, to mention just two.
N.B. For further information, please write to Karl at: Karl E. Hayes, “Crakaig”, Killiney Hill Road, Killiney, Dublin, Ireland.