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New book. 'Hunters over Arabia'

Should be if interest to anyone wishing to know more about the role played by the Hawker Hunter aircraft in policing much of the Middle East, especially Aden, in the period 1960-71.

'Based on official records held at the National Archives and other published sources, ‘Hunters over Arabia’ presents an in-depth account of the operations performed by the Hawker Hunter squadrons policing the desert wastelands and high mountain ranges of the Middle East. Copiously illustrated with colour and black & white photographs, a high percentage of operations performed by this versatile British ground attack and reconnaissance fighter are described in detail. Using a chronological format, the narrative focuses on the period during which the Hunter served in the Middle East, from 1960 to 1971. Further chapters are dedicated to the three Hunter variants most closely associated with the Middle East, the FGA.9, FR.10 and T.7, together with their respective allocation dates. A short background to Aden, its historical links to Britain, and RAF airfields administered by Middle East Command complete this factual account.'

Price at £30, this 380-page book can be purchased from the publisher www.pen-and-sword.co.uk

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