'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it... Someone was screaming over the radio. qScream all you want, I still can't see it, q I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery. In a career that has seen him on operations over Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Northern Ireland and most recently Iraq, Newton is no stranger to being shot at. He has flown all the aircraft the Navy has and even ones it doesn't. Thrilling, fast-paced and an adrenaline-fuelled adventure, Armed Action is a fascinating insight into life in the air.There were weaponhandling drills, NBCD (nuclear, biological and chemical defence)drills and gasmask drills (sitting in a ... andwe collected and studied pilesof maps and other miscellaneous publications, manuals and documents necessary for ... AH1 into a thousand pieces before painstakingly rebuilding themso thattheywere in pristine operational condition. ... Like theother officers withspecific training responsibilities, Ihad been putting in days of twelve, fifteen, sometimeseighteenanbsp;...
|Author||:||James Newton, Dfc|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2007-06-09|