Pedro: The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DFC and Bar

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Pedro: The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DFC and Bar

ISBN: 9781906502652
Authors(s): Robin Rhoderick-Jones

About Pedro: The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DFC and Bar:

I went into the cloud and went flat out for a few minutes, turned, and as I dived out my luck was in and I got him head-on. He went straight into the sea and I am glad to say there were no survivors. A Dornier which had blown up came floating down in bits and another burnt up on land. It was a most spectacular show’. Known as Pedro to his comrades and Tiggy to his family, Osgood Villiers Hanbury was a charismatic Eton schoolboy who, before his untimely death aged 25, became acting squadron leader of 260 Squadron in the Middle East and was awarded the DFC and bar for his bravery. Here, using letters and first person testimony, is his life in the RAF from training school to the Battle of Britain and ultimately to the Middle East. Pedro, with his pipe, moustache, upper-class accent and slightly detached air was the archetypal public-school educated Englishman, but his leadership skills and care for his men commanded respect from all ranks and nationalities.

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No of pages: 192
Published as: Hardback
Genre: Biography: Historical, Political & Military
Keywords: war book, war story books, war books