The Royal Air Force 1939-45

The Royal Air Force 1939-45

By Andrew Cormack; Ronald Volstad (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9780850459661, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2010


During the middle years of the Second World War the Royal Air Force constituted the only section of the British armed forces in Europe which was routinely on the offensive. Its aircraft and operations have been voluminously dealt with by historians; but its uniform and flying clothing have received only moderate attention. In this fine addition to the Osprey series, Andrew Cormack explores the fascinating history of the uniforms of the RAF throughout the Second World War, in a text accompanied by numerous contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad.

About the Author

Andrew Cormack is a senior curator at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. He has spent his working life studying the history of the British Flying Services. Through Hendon and other sources he has collected a wealth of information, much of it previously unpublished, on the early development of the Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and the RAF. His previous work on RAF Uniforms 1939-45 is among Osprey’s best-selling titles.