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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 09:04 
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Just released - A new book on the personal history of the SAAF!

Tumult in the Clouds

Stories from the South African Air Force, 1920 - 2010

By Dean Wingrin

The South African Air Force (SAAF), formed on 1 February 1920, is the second oldest air force in the Commonwealth. The air arm played a major role in securing victory for the Allies during the Second World War, in the 1948/49 Berlin Airlift, and in Korea in the 1950s. The SAAF assisted Rhodesia in the 1960s and ’70s, made a major contribution to the ‘Border’ or ‘Bush’ war in South West Africa and Angola, participated in the transition to a new democracy in South Africa and continuously supports South African peace missions in Africa. It has also assisted in countless relief and rescue missions in southern Africa throughout this entire period.

However, the SAAF is not just about aircraft and ordnance; it is made up of people and it is in this compilation that these people, airmen and ground crew alike, find their voice. These are their stories, all told in the first person by the actual participants as unvarnished, unabbreviated and intensely immediate and personal recollections.

Through their stories of heroism, duty, adventure and tragedy, the reader will follow the history of the SAAF prior to 1939 to the present day

To complement the stories, the final chapter includes a collection of squadron pub songs from the Second World War, Korea and the Border War.

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Available from The Airforce Shop and other fine book stores.

(Apologies to any who's stories were left out, but the publishers took a sharp scalpel towards the end as time ran out for final proofing).


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 09:34 
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Excellent! Well done Dean - looking forward to this read :smt023


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Awesome Dean !!! Can't wait to get this .... Just let me know when I can come exchange cash for a signed copy :-)


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Dean wrote:
Apologies to any who's stories were left out, but the publishers took a sharp scalpel towards the end as time ran out for final proofing.


More material for volume 2....


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 11:56 
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Zigzakly :smt023


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Congrats Dean. When I come past the Airforce Shop I'll pop in and see if it is available yet. Would you mind signing a few and making them available to some of us?


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iamsam wrote:
Would you mind signing a few and making them available to some of us?


Of course! When purchasing from The Airforce Shop (http://www.saairforce.co.za/shop/produc ... ts_id=1249), just mention in the comment field that you're a member of The SAAF Forum with your user name. You'll also qualify for a small discount.


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Dean wrote:
iamsam wrote:
Would you mind signing a few and making them available to some of us?


Of course! When purchasing from The Airforce Shop (http://www.saairforce.co.za/shop/produc ... ts_id=1249), just mention in the comment field that you're a member of The SAAF Forum with your user name. You'll also qualify for a small discount.


:mrgreen: :smt023


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 16:38 
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Well done, Dean!

Congrats - look forward to getting a copy.


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We even have members of this esteemed forum who have contributed. =D>


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Dean wrote:
We even have members of this esteemed forum who have contributed. =D>

Music to my ears!

It's good to read and see a very positive vibe on this Forum re the launch of this book! As good, is to know that some of the content came from 'within' as it were. It is that time of year, when we give and receive, and in this case -

WISHING YOU GOOD SALES DEAN!!

It is well deserved from what I know is a job well done. :!:

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Hi Dean, well done, and my harty congrats =D> \:D/
I will be placing my order and it's very nice to hear that it will be autographed by the author. =P~ :smt023

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Hello,

I will be ordering the book on The Airforce Shop.


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Hi Dean - is there a problem with the Airforce Shop website? Tried twice today but no luck - want to get my copy of the book

Cheers


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