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One of the Few

By Johnny Kent

9780750993401

ISBN: 9780750993401

Published: 21-02-2020


One of the Few

By Johnny Kent

ISBN: 9780750993401

Published: 21-02-2020

About This Book

Group Captain Johnny Kent was the leader of one of the most successful fighter squadrons of the Second World War. His leadership helped the 303 Polish Squadron play a decisive role in the Battle of Britain, and earned him the highest Polish military award, the Virtuti Militari as well as the affectionate nickname ‘Kentowski’. Kent’s 1971 memoirs tell the story of his life in the RAF, from his struggles as a boy on the Canadian Prairies to get into the air, through his experiences as a test pilot in Farnborough and his constant efforts to excel at what he did. This new edition includes an introductory chapter and epilogue by his daughter that places his story into the broader context of his life as a son, husband and father. The book now raises poignant questions about what it meant to earn the distinction of being ‘One of the Few’ both for men like Johnny Kent and for those close to them.

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