Title PER ARDUA AD ASTRA: A HANDBOOK OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE.
Publisher Airlife, Shrewsbury, 1987, first edition.
Seller ID 18766
172 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0906393892 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. Contents: Birth of a Service; The Construction Miracle; The RAF College, Cranwell; The Queen's Co mmission; Airman and Airwoman Service; The History of the RAF Uniform; RAF Badges and Brevets; Heraldry and Insignia; The Other Royal Air Forces (The Royal Australian, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand and Rhodesian Air Forces); Colours and St a n d a r d s ; M edals, Decorations and Awards; The Custom of Saluting; Inside an Officers' Mess; Social Etiquette for the RAF; The RAF Regiment; The Women in Blue; The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and The Air T ra in in g Co rp s; T h e Royal Observer Corps; Appendix - Battle Honours of the RAF; Glossary - Naval, Military and Air Force Terms; Bibliography; Index. Very faint cigarette odor, tiny light mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at t op/ bot tom o f s pin e, tin y di nt on rear hinge, very small shallow dint on rear board. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine, very small closed puncture (archivally taped) on rear hinge, one very small edge tear, very light edge wea r/wr inkl ing - a lit tle mor e at top of spine, light rubbing, tiny scuff on rear panel, tiny soiling speck at top of rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good